Rich and Tasty Scones


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Rich and tasty scones

2 cups all purpose flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/4 -1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chilled butter – cut into small pieces
1 large egg
1/2 cup half and half (or heavy cream)

*See variations

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add butter and cut into flour mixture with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.

In a small bowl, whisk egg and half and half together. Add to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until ingredients are moistened and hold together. Gather into a ball and transfer onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times. scone recipe photos 010

Pat into an 8″ round. With a sharp knife cut into 8 equal wedges.

Place wedges slightly apart on an ungreased baking sheet. scone recipe photos 014

Bake until golden brown on the bottom – about 12 minutes (the top of the scones will be lighter in color). Do not over bake.


*Variations: Add 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried pineapple or chopped dates

P.S. This recipe can also be made with gluten free flour.


This recipe will be contributed to the cookbook Patricia, of Patricia’s Wisdom is compiling for a UNICEF fundraiser for which all money raised will go to the UNICEF Children’s Fund.

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