Basic British Scones

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After much trial and error, I've come up with this basic scone recipe which rivals the scones at Tea & Sympathy in NYC.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • cup white sugar

  • ½ cup milk, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.

  3. Rub in margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and enough milk to mix to a soft dough.

  4. Turn onto a floured surface, knead lightly and roll out to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with milk to glaze.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

Tips

Serve with butter or clotted cream and jam.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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