Scone Experiment

I used to roll my eyes and scoff at scones.  Oh don’t get me wrong, I love them to bits and think they are delicious!

However the idea of “cutting in” cold butter did not sound appealing to me.  Plus I did not own a pastry cutter so it seemed like I was SOL.

The other day I decided that I could use my food processor to help break up the butter into the flour.

Duh, right?

Sometimes it takes me a little while to work through things.

So I made my first batch of scones with butter and half and half.

Oh they were so good!

And I plan on fiddling with the recipe a little more and seeing what I can come up with.  To make this first batch I just used a really simple basic recipe.

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Cream (half and half)
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

Easy!  It came together quickly and I let the dough chill back up in the fridge again before rolling and baking.

I didn’t really follow any sort of pattern to cutting them, I just let it go however it turned out.  I don’t mind them that way.  Sometimes when things look too perfect and fancy, they lose their appeal to me.

These, with different shapes and sizes, were perfect for our laid back Sunday breakfast.

I’ll be making more for sure!

2 thoughts on “Scone Experiment

  1. They turned out lovely. I have to say, cutting butter into flour makes for the yummiest creations! I <3 scones…and biscuits…and so many other things…. :)

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