These Simple Scones are a breeze to whip up and oh so yummy! Perfect for afternoon Fika and hot coffee.
- 2 C. flour
- 1/3 C. sugar
- 1 Tsp. baking powder
- ¼ Tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 Tsp. salt
- ½ C. butter chilled
- 2/3 C. buttermilk add 1 Tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar to regular milk and let it sit for a minute
- 1 C. Fruit
- 1/2 C. Nuts chopped
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.
(I used fresh peaches here)
Bake @ 400 degrees for about 15-20 min. Make sure it is cooked thru in the center. Then make some Devonshire and enjoy to the fullest!
For the Devonshire Cream:
1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
1/4 C sour cream
6 T powdered sugar
Beat together until smooth and enjoy.
I use these Silpat Baking mats practically every day, they make cleanup 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!
-Abby Jo & Jo