Scones – Right From the Pantry

It’s Sunday morning and you’re tired of the same old breakfast, you say? Take about ten minutes of your time and make some scones with items you have sitting right in the pantry (and refrigerator). Scones – Right From the Pantry

Ingredients – Makes 8 scones – right from the pantry

2 cups AP flour, plus additional for rolling
1 TB sugar, plus additional for sprinkling on top
1 TB baking powder
1/2 tsp fine ground sea salt
1 1/2 sticks of butter, cold from the fridge
3 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup raisins or currants
egg wash (1 egg beaten, with a couple TB of water) or ghee to brush tops
sugar to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Method
In a food processor or mixer with paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and sea salt. Mix for about ten seconds. Cut butter into cubes and add, mixing just until the butter is the size of peas. Beat the eggs in a bowl with heavy cream (cold) and add to mixer. Mix only until it comes together and then stop. Add the raisins or currants and blend for about five seconds. Turn out onto a floured surface. Flour your hands (dough is sticky) and pat the mixture into a rectangle about 8×12. Roll until it is about 3/4″ thick. Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 rectangles. Put on a greased or parchment covered baking sheet. Brush with egg wash or ghee and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until very golden on top. Enjoy!

About Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and on stations around the country.

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