Sunday Scones

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When Sunday rolls around each week I can’t help but want to heat up my oven. I don’t know if it is the relaxed pace of my morning, not wolfing down cold toast and burning coffee on my way to work. Maybe it is the allure of eating something delicious in my jammies. Either way I love to find new recipes to try out or old reliable ones to make. My scone recipe is nothing fancy but it tastes delectable. This time I folded in some fresh blueberries to enhance the recipe. I have made it with cinnamon chips, dried fruit and nuts, chocolate chips or just plain.

It is up to you how you want to make them unique. Don’t be intimidated by dough, this dough is extremely easy to work with and it comes together with patience. At first it may seem you have a pile of crumbs on your counter, but as you work with the dough, the butter will melt from the warmth of your hands and the dough will come together, I promise! Just don’t over work the dough, once it just comes together, stop kneading it (it is not like pizza dough) or your scones will be tough. So if you are feeling the Sunday oven breakfast love, bake up some scones and serve with butter and jam, for a cozy start to your morning

Sunday Scones

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Ingredients:

2 cups of all purpose flour

3 Tablespoons of sugar

1 Tablespoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

6 Tablespoons of chilled butter (I usually stick mine in freezer real quick while preparing other ing)

1 beaten egg

1/2 cup half and half or light cream

1/4 c – 1/2 c of dried fruit, nuts, chips, or fresh fruit, small amount

1 Tablespoon of half and half and 2 teaspoons of sugar for glaze

1. Combine flour , 3T sugar, baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender, if desired add dried fruit, nuts, chips (if using fresh fruit, see next step). Combine 1/2 cup half and half and egg in separate bowl and add fresh fruit if using. Add wet mixture to dry mixture, stir just until moistened.

2. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead 12-15 times, until nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll into a circle with 1/2 inch thickness, cut into 6-8 triangles (like a pizza).

3. Place scones 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with 1 Tablespoon of half and half mixed with 2 teaspoons of sugar, using pastry brush. Bake in 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, or till golden. Remove from baking sheet, cool 5 mins and serve warm.

Slice down the middle, like a sub roll, and spread butter, jam or whatever you like inside the two halves, and manga!

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