If I’m craving some sort of baked good and my cupboards are bare, this is my go-to comfort food. We make scones for breakfasts, brunches, desserts, all kinds of things.  This recipe is a little different than most scone recipes.  They’re almost like a mix between a muffin and a scone.  They’re plain, and lightly sweet, with a light and airy texture. The mild flavor is perfect because they are best eaten while slathered with butter and some sweet condiment! The ingredient list is minimal and they’re a cinch to whip up and bake. This is what I always use when making strawberry shortcakes as well.


 


Gently pat dough into a circle, about 1/2 inch thick. Brush top with milk or beaten egg and sprinkle liberally with sugar.

Cut into 6 wedges and separate on a cookie sheet.Bake 10-12 minutes.The tops shouldn’t be brown, but the bottoms will be golden-brown and the tops set. Keep an eye on them and don’t over-bake.The easiest way to ruin a scone is to over cook it!Scones have different texture than a cake or muffin, so if they get over cooked they will be dry and crumbly and you will say to yourself, “Why did Sara post this recipe? It sucks.” No, it does not suck, you ruined it 🙂

While still warm, split and spread with butter and jam, lemon curd, honey-butter, just about anything! Or let them cool and use them for things like strawberry shortcake.

Strawberry-Lime Shortcakes with Coconut Cream
World’s Best Honey Butter

41 comments

  1. YUM!!! Oh, and Sara, a horrible, horrible thing happened today. I went to make these and discovered that I was…dum dum dum…out of butter! I know. I have no idea how it happened, but there is no butter to be found. So I have to go get some tomorrow and make some of these bad boys!

  2. These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them..though I should wait since I’m trying to be good. lol

    I also am excited to know how to cook a whole chicken in my crock pot. Yahooo!

    You guys rock. It’s as if you are here in my kitchen holding my hand. Ahhhhh….

  3. Yum! I think I officially have to quit reading your blog though until I’m done with my elimination diet. Your recipes are too tempting!

  4. I love love love scones. I love them. These look so good, Sara.

    laughter on the “it doesn’t suck. You ruined it.” part. He Ha Ha!

  5. I’m drooling right now… I LOVE your scones. I have fond memories of you making them even when I was little. I think my favorite topping is honey butter…. or possibly strawberries and whipped cream… or really anything that has butter and/or sugar in it. Mmmmm…..

  6. Love your site! Gave you a big shout out on my blog! You’ll have to check it out! Thanks for all your time you put into this great site!

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