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Simple Scones

These Simple Scones are a breeze to whip up and oh so yummy! Perfect for afternoon Fika and hot coffee.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 min. Make sure it is cooked through in the center.
  3. 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.