Scones (Regular, Full Gluten)
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
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Course: Bread, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: Irish & UK
Keyword: Baking, Bread
Servings: 9 scones
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp nutmeg
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces (4 oz)
  • 1 ½ cups minced dried fruit (dates, figs, apricots, raisins, etc.)
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup cold milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet (or line it with parchment).
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and lemon zest. Work in the cold butter with your fingers or a pastry cutter, until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the dried fruit.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla until the mixture is frothy. Add this to the dry ingredients, stirring until it’s well blended. The dough should be cohesive and very sticky. 
  • Drop dough by the 1/3-cupfuls onto the baking sheet.
  • Let the scones rest for 15 minutes before baking.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes or so before serving.
  • Best enjoyed warm, with butter or whipped cream, and jam

Notes

Yield: 8-9 scones.
Nutrition Facts
Scones (Regular, Full Gluten)
Amount per Serving
Calories
267
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
0.4
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
64
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
370
mg
16
%
Potassium
 
117
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
34
g
11
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
382
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
0.1
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
115
mg
12
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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