These Simple Scones are amazing, delicious and oh so simple to make!
In Sweden, coffee and a dessert is called Fika and is a time to savor good food, hot coffee, and friendship.
This simple scone recipe is also featured in the “Cozy Christmas Baking: A Hygge-Inspired Christmas” cookbook that my daughter Jo and I wrote. Filled to the brim with over 40 plus recipes on yeast breads, quick breads, cakes, pies, cookies and sweet treats. There’s also a section on having hygge-filled holidays, and thoughts on simpler, cozier Christmas celebrations. Get a sneak peek by watching the book trailer we filmed for it! And, pop by and check out the post I wrote about it here! Cozy Chrstmas Baking: A Hygge Inspired Christmas|Book Review
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 2/3 cup Buttermilk
- 1 cup Fruit
- 1/2 cup Nuts
For the Devonshire Cream:
- 1 package cream cheese 8 oz.
- 1/4 C sour cream
- 6 T powdered sugar
In a medium-sized bowl, mix the dry ingredients together until combined and fluffy ( I do this with a whisk, it almost acts like sifting but is quicker). Then, cut the chilled butter into chunks and add to the dry mixture. Cut the butter chunks into the flour mixture as you would biscuits or pie dough. Pour in the Buttermilk and carefully stir until combined. Then, add your fresh fruit, and nuts if you want them. (For a fun fall scone add cranberries, walnuts, and some orange peel.) Pat into a circle and cut into wedges, separate wedges slightly. Brush with a little egg white and 1 T. milk or cream, then sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 min. Make sure it is cooked through in the center.
Then make some Devonshire and enjoy to the fullest!
For Devonshire Cream, simply blend the cream cheese, sour cream, and powdered sugar until smooth and enjoy.
I use these Silpat Baking mats practically every day, they make clean up so easy and the scones just slip off, no messy chunks left behind!
How do you feel about Fika? I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it over coffee with friends!