My first memory of eating scones was at high tea in Victoria, BC when I was 6 years old. We were visiting my great aunt and my mom, sister, Aunt Gert and I went out for a very proper, Victorian high tea. I remember the clotted cream, the strawberry preserves, drinking tea from beautiful teacups while trying to stick my pinky finger out. I remember feeling special and important and like I was being invited into a grown up world.
My love for scones has stuck with me. Not the dry, overly sweet scones that you buy at the grocery store, but good, proper homemade scones. It feels special when you sit down with a cup of tea and a scone. There is a sense of occasion to it.
Sometimes it’s nice to create a special occasion out of everyday. A last minute cup of tea with a girlfriend, a brainstorming meeting with a client or a breakfast in bed for The Hubs.
I decided to adapt my favorite scone recipe so that it made 2 scones and would be ready, start to finish, in less than 20 minutes. I call it my Mix and Match Scone Recipe for Two because you can play around with the ingredients that you put in. I also love that the ingredients are all staples in my home. I adore buttermilk scones, but it’s not an ingredient that I always have in my fridge. This recipe is great to whip up last minute. Intrigued? Read on.
Mix and Match Scone Recipe for Two… or One
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (plus a bit more for sprinkling on top)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of cold butter cut into small pieces
- 5 tablespoons of milk
- 4 tablespoons of “Mix-Ins” (to borrow a term from our favorite ice cream shop, Marble Slab Creamery) I used dried cranberries in the scones in the photo but you could also use dried or fresh apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.
- Preheat oven to 450
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse until dough comes together. Alternatively you could do this step by hand.
- Break dough into 2 pieces. Press into a triangle shape that is approximately 3/4 of an inch thick.
- Sprinkle sugar on top. (Optional)
- Put on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden around the edges.
- Serve and enjoy!
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