This recipe can be adapted to many different types – sweet to savory. Scones pack well in plastic wrap and are great even if crumbled.
Basic Scone Recipe
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar (do not use if you decide to do savory)
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400* Lightly grease or spray a baking sheet.
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. Cut in butter. Mix the milk and egg together, and stir into the flour until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead a few times till not sticky. Pat dough out till about a 1/2″ thick, and in a circle. Cut into 8 wedges, and put on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, or till golden brown.
Makes 8 wedges.
Suggestions: Add diced dried candied ginger or diced dried fruit. Add in 1 tsp cinnamon or 1 tsp vanilla. Do fruit with chocolate chips.
If you do savory, do a mix of herbs (dry) along with onions and cheese. Use your imagination!