Donna's Delicious Scones
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Donna said she does not follow a recipe, per say. She adds seasonal flavors or uses what's on hand but the base recipe remains the same.
RECIPE NOTES: Here is what Donna says about the additions she uses. For these Apple Craisin Scones, I finely chopped one medium sized apple, about 1 cup. I use whatever apples I have. Since there is no sugar in the basic recipe, I tossed about a tablespoon with the apples. I tossed in a handful (about a half to three quarter cups) of craisins. If batter appears to be too wet due to the apples, add a bit more flour.
: breakfast, snack, dessert
Serves: 6-8
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chilled butter (1 stick), cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apple
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • OPTIONAL additions - 1 cup of or a mix of the following: dried cranberries, white chocolate, citrus zest, apple chunks,
  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Cut in the butter. Add the egg and buttermilk and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, toss the apples with sugar. Add the apples and any optional ingredients to the dough.
  4. Grease and flour a scone pan. * If not using a scone pan, form a 8 inch disc, cut the disc into 8 wedges and place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 375ºF for 18 - 20 minutes.
  6. Let the scones cool in the pan and then remove.
  7. NOTE: Most scones are rather dry so I always make sure that my batter is moist.
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