(Original story published on Wednesday June 4th on FoodNetwork.ca.)
Oh, scones. They’re impossible to resist, and equally hard to make. Or so I thought.
When it comes to baked goods, most of us have an unachievable view of them, like you have to be Martha Stewart to make them look – let alone taste – the way they should. Turns out, scones can be just as simple as that go-to muffin recipe of yours. Not to mention, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
Whether you bake them for a yummy weekend breakfast or for a little tea party with friends, thesebudget-friendly scones are bound to impress.
What You Need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup fresh blueberries
½ cup heavy cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Icing sugar for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and adjust racks so one’s in the centre. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Pick over blueberries for only the ripe ones, and rinse.
2. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Using two knives, cut butter into the mix until pieces are no bigger than the size of peas. Stir in blueberries.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together cream and eggs. Make a hole in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture. Stir lightly with fork, then bring to a lightly floured surface and knead just a little.
4. Pat dough into a square that’s about 1” thick. Using a floured knife, cut it into four squares. Then, cut the squares in half on a diagonal, and once more, to create 16 mini triangles.
5. Transfer the triangles to the baking sheet, and bake until golden, about 15-18 minutes. Let cool, then sprinkle with icing sugar.