Learn the tips and secrets to serving sweet scones that are melt-in-your-mouth good. Personalize them with your favorite ingredients.
September 25, 2012
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How to Make Scones
The biscuit-like texture of scones makes them a hearty option for breakfast, brunch, or a snack. They're also a good choice to make for company because they bake quickly. The secret to making tender scones is handling the dough as little as possible.
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Step One: Combine Dry Ingredients
Combine dry ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
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Step Two: Combine Wet Ingredients
Combine wet ingredients. Add to dry ingredients, and stir just until moist.
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Step Three: Form a Circle
Pat dough into a circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or coated with cooking spray.
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Step Four: Cut Wedges in Dough
Dip the knife in flour before cutting the scones to prevent the dough from sticking to the knife. Cut dough into equal wedges, cutting into but not through the dough. This allows the wedges to bake as one large scone; they'll be much moister than scones baked separately.
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Step Five: Sprinkle Sugar and Bake
Sprinkle the top of the dough with sugar before baking to add a delicious sweet crunch to your scones. You can use turbinado sugar instead of granulated, if you'd like. Turbinado's larger crystals make a pretty topping. Bake until golden.