Basic Scones

Flaky and buttery these scones are great with tea or coffee.  Layer with butter and your favorite jam.  For a sweet treat they’re also amazing with honey.

2 cups all purpose flour

Serve with butter and strawberry jam.

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

4 tbsp well chilled butter

1 beaten egg

1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix dry ingredients and add butter.  Mix until mixture is crumbly.

Incorporate liquid and dry ingredients just until the mixture holds into a ball.  You may have to add a small amount of flour.

Put onto a floured surface and cut dough into 2 pieces.  Form into circles and cut into 6 pieces for each circle.  Bake 15 minutes on a cookie sheet.

May be served with jam, honey or  butter.

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