It's 7:30 a.m. here in the midwest. Have you had breakfast yet? If not, you could whip up these scones in a trice. Since I'm not sure exactly what a trice is, I'll just say you can have them table ready in a little more than thirty minutes. This is a very simple recipe that is delicious. Even The Baker was impressed!!
A few days ago, I had an early morning meeting at a friend's home. "Come hungry and I'll have something to nibble on with coffee" she said. Shortly after arriving, she pulled a pan of scones from her oven. They were delicious. "So simple" she insisted. I insisted, well I politely asked, on having the recipe. In reading it over, I thought she'd left out something--namely butter. "No!"
I couldn't wait to make them for The Baker. When he and Oliver left for their early morning walk, the kitchen was pristine. When they came back, I was pulling the pan of scones out of the oven and the kitchen was still pristine. There was no flour on the counters and floor--or me.
An added bonus: They were just as good the next day.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup heavy cream, well chilled
NOTE: I sprinkled the top of mine with sparkling sugar crystals before baking.
Preheat over to 350
1. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixer bowl. With the mixer stopped, pour in all the cream and mix on low speed for 10 seconds.
2. Remove to a lightly floured board and quickly pat into a round about 3/4 of an inch thick.
3. Cut into six equal triangles then quickly form each into a rough round.
4. Place on a lightly oil sprayed baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through.