These cream scones are the perfect indulgence for any occasion. They’re fluffy, flavorful and sure to please. Baked at moderate heat, these delicious treats come together with a few simple steps to provide a delightful treat for you and your guests.
- To make the scones, preheat your oven to 400F.
- Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the sifted all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Cut in the butter until coarse crumbs form.
- Add in most of the heavy cream and mix with a fork or spatula until the dough forms.
- If the mixture is too dry, add remaining cream to create a ball-shaped dough.
- To provide an additional layer of flavor, add in any additional items like nuts and fruit of your choice.
- Flour a large surface and knead the dough gently.
- To make round scones, pat dough into a 9 × 6 inch rectangle, about ¾ inch thick.
- Cut out circles using a biscuit cutter.
- Alternatively, pat the dough into a 9 inch circle about ¾ inch thick to make triangular scones.
- Cut the dough into 8 wedges and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse/turbinado/demerara sugar.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with coarse sugar while the scones are still hot.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Enjoy these scones, warm or at room temperature, the same day for best flavor.
- For longer storage, the scones can be stored in an airtight container and frozen for up to a month.
Q: What temperature should I bake these scones?
A: Preheat your oven to 400F/200 C and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Q: How can I add extra flavor to my scones?
A: You can add nuts, fruits, and other mix-ins of your choice to your mixture to add a unique layer of flavor.
Q: How should I store these scones?
A: For best flavor, enjoy these scones the same day – either warm or at room temperature. For longer storage, keep them in an airtight container and freeze for up to one month.