Recipe :: Basic Scones
This is a variation on the recipe for Basic Biscuits, that I stumbled upon while experimenting.
It’s pretty much a crumblier biscuit with more of an emphasis on sugar. Holla!
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar (white or brown)
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1-2 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup berries (dried or fresh)
1 cup ground chocolate (or peanut butter, or butterscotch) chips
- Set oven to 450 degrees
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl
- Add shortening to dry mixture and combine with your hands until the ingredients become crumbly
- Add milk slowly, pausing to combine by hand, until a ball starts to form
- Add in any additional ingredients until well mixed. The mixture should form a nice ball of dough that has some resistance to kneading, but adheres to itself easily and keeps a firm shape when you cut it.
- tip: Keep flour on hand so that if you add a juicy ingredient (like berries) you can add in more flour as needed to keep the dough at the right consistency. Also, keep butter or milk on hand so that if the mixture starts to become to crumbly, you can get it back to where you need it.
- tip: I have used both brown and white sugar in this capacity, and they work just as well as flour. The dough shouldn’t be very sticky, anyway.