I'm Baking… Thursdays {Scones}

June 6, 2012

I know, I said I would share my chocolate chip muffin recipe this week but decided on the scones instead. I will share the chocolate chip one next time.

This past Saturday I ended up baking some scones. I had been thinking about it for a while and it just happened to be the Queen’s jubilee.

My friend Beth Ann at It’s Just Life gave me some great advice and told me to keep it simple and use a basic recipe… so that’s what I did.

Here is my very easy and basic scone recipe.


2 cups of flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup sugar

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons shortening

3/4 cup heavy cream

1 egg

handful dried currants or dried cranberries ( I skipped this step, but want to try it with the cranberries)


Heat oven to 375° degrees

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cut in butter and shortening. In a separate bowl combine cream with beaten egg then add dry ingredients. Stir in fruit. (I didn’t.) Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds. (I actually rolled it out into a round shape and cut wedges.) Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.

I enjoyed my scone with some spread and strawberry jam and a hot cup of Lady Grey tea.

Now it’s your turn to share one of your recipes!!!

*Note: Recipe courtesy of Food and Alton Brown.

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  • Ally June 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Yummy! I love scones, but never think to make them.

    • Susi June 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      These were so simple and I’m glad I finally tried them.

  • TBM June 7, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Perfect time to read this post…I just made a fresh cup of tea, now I’m imaging having a scone.

    • Susi June 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Ha ha… maybe next time you have a cup of tea you can have a real scone with it. 🙂

  • Helen June 7, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I have yet to try my hand at scones. I can get the *most* delicious ones at the farmer’s market on Saturday and I’m so spoiled by those that I’m afraid to try anything else!

    • Susi June 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Sometimes that stops me too. Why bother when you found something delicious, right?

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell June 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

    OH nummy, nummy, nummy. I love scones too. And the dried cranberries really do work well. Try it!

    • Susi June 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      I will definitely do that. I’m not a big raisin fan but I like dried cranberries.

  • Mom June 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

    The scones look delicious, I like them a lot, but I never made them myself. Good Job Daughter I’m proud of you !!!
    Love Mom

    • Susi June 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks, Mom. The kids liked them so they must be ok!!! 🙂 Love you.

  • RoryBore June 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I think I can actually manage making these!! yay for tea time!

    • Susi June 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Super easy and fast, too. I love tea time…

  • paul June 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Again we’re thinking the same thing. What are the odds? Yours look delicious and you have far better pictures.

    • Susi June 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      I like that you made multigrain ones… so much healthier. As for the pictures… I love using picmonkey!!! And thanks for linking up again!!!

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