My Grandma made these scones to take to teas and for special occasions. Her friends begged for the recipe and she wouldn't give. I think we should share gifts and these are a gift. Serve with butter, jam or cheese.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Cut in the shortening with a fork, pastry blender, or by pinching between your fingers. Make a well in the center, and pour in the corn syrup and buttermilk. Stir with a sturdy spoon to form a soft dough. Divide the dough in half, and pat out into 3/4 inch thick circles on a floured surface. Cut each circle into 6 wedges.

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  • Heat a griddle over medium heat, and grease lightly with cooking spray or oil. Cook scones on each side, then stand them on edge, and cook all three edges. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

248.3 calories; 5.3 g protein; 35.6 g carbohydrates; 1.2 mg cholesterol; 209.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2006
I decided not to cook on a griddle instead I preheated oven to 400 degrees and baked scones for 20 minutes. They are delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2011
This was a disaster. The dough was too dense and to bake through a 3/4 inch hunk of dough on a hot griddle without burning it was beyond my culinary skills. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2006
I decided not to cook on a griddle instead I preheated oven to 400 degrees and baked scones for 20 minutes. They are delicious. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2011
This was a disaster. The dough was too dense and to bake through a 3/4 inch hunk of dough on a hot griddle without burning it was beyond my culinary skills. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2006
I decided not to cook on a griddle instead I preheated oven to 400 degrees and baked scones for 20 minutes. They are delicious. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2008
mmm yummy i made them flatter and i made them more round but with jam they were delicious Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2011
Just made these and love them! Baked them due to a time constraint. Divided the completed dough in half and mixed 1 tsp cinnamon( roasted Saigon) in with one half of the batch. Baked each mound as stated above. When finished baking I dusted the cinnamon scone with white sugar and additional cinnamon and left in oven for two more minutes to set sugar. Loved both types! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
These were my first attempt at making scones and they turned out lovely. I was attracted to this recipe because it looked so easy compared to the other and it was! I substituted butter for shortening and added a cup of dried cranberries. I didn't fry but baked them at 400 degrees for twenty minutes. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2011
After following other reviews and baking instead of stovetop I wound up with thick doughy tastless scones. The kids were spreading butter on them and dipping them in the sugar bowl to make them edible. I think I will stick with the Simple Scones recipe on this site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2011
This is a keeper. I followed the previous reviewer's suggestion and baked them at 400 for 20 minutes and they came out perfect. Crispy outside tender inside. I also drizzled a maple glaze over the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2011
This is exactly the recipe I was looking for and it's delicious. I baked them as suggested but will try the griddle later for authenticity. If you want a lighter scone with lots of fat choose a different recipe. Thank you for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2010
like other reviewers i baked at 400 for 20 minutes. also used butter instead of shortening/lard and added a tbls of sugar to cut out the corn syrup. i folded in fresh blueberries just before shaping the circles and added a few more on top. easy and quick! Read More
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