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last of the christmas baking - scones

I bake scones for my Mother and Grandmother as part of their Christmas box.  They love these and I am quite fond of them as well.  When we go to the beach, scones have a tendency to be our breakfast of choice.


1 cup heavy whipping cream soured with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

4 cups flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup melted butter

sugar for dredging


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl put the soured cream, egg, and sugar.  Mix well.  Add the flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda.   Mix.  

The dough will not have come together yet.  Add the melted butter and mix everything together.  The dough should have the feel of a biscuit dough but look more like cellulite.  

Pat the dough out to a 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness.  You can roll it out if you wish but I find patting is enough.

Cut the scones out with a circle cutter or glass.  Roll all sides in sugar.

Put on a baking sheet covered with a silspat or parchment paper.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and done (check the sides)

I particularly like these with homemade butter and jam.  After a few days, I toast them.  My Grandmother freezes hers to make them last longer.  Yummy in the tummy!

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