Scones are the signature tea time treat, especially when paired with delicious jam and homemade clotted cream. You can follow the basics of this trusty recipe, but feel free to be creative and show your personality by making it your own. For instance, you could mix in a fragrant chai or Earl Grey tea, infuse them with lavender, add your favorite berries, or drizzle a citrus glaze on top — the opportunities are endless!
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Classic Teatime Scones
Makes 18 scones // Active Time: 20 minutes // Cook Time: 15-25 minutes
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter, chilled and diced
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sour cream
- Good pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Mix the sour cream and baking soda together until it becomes fluffy with a few air bubbles.
2. Stir your dry ingredients together well in a large bowl - flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add butter and start incorporating with a pastry blender.
3. Mix egg in with the sour cream and baking soda. Pour into your flour mixture and combine. Tip: don’t overwork the dough so it stays dry and light!
4. Optional: sprinkle in your favorite tea, fruit, herbs, or flowers to make this recipe your own!
5. Spread out dough until it is approximately 1 inch thick and stamp using a round cutter.
6. Bake at 350°F on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet for 15-25 minutes until slightly golden on top.
7. Share and enjoy with a nice cup of tea!
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