I love Saturday mornings. The weekend stretches out ahead of us with so much possibility, the pace is slow and most of the house is still asleep. I make my way downstairs to make a pot of coffee and mix up some scones. With the most basic of ingredients and about 15 or 20 minutes I have a warm, delicious batch. The simplicity of cream scones appeals to me some now. Basically just some flour, butter and cream. I like to stir up a little powdered sugar and the juice of an orange for a super-simple glaze as the finishing touch.
With all of the hustle and bustle of the week, baking something sort of grounds me and slows me down. Perfect for a Saturday morning. Try it!
This recipe is from one of my favorite sources: America’s Test Kitchen.
- Ingredients: 2 cups flour, 3 T sugar, 1 t baking powder, 1/2 t salt, 5 T butter, 1 cup cream
- Put all the dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse it 3 times.
- Sprinkle chunks of the butter over the floor and pulse about 10 more times – will look a little like sand
- Pour into a bowl, add cream and stir together for about 30 seconds
- Turn onto a floured surface, knead about 5 times and shape into a disc. Cut the circle into 8 wedges
- Bake at 450 degrees for 12-14 minutes – basically bake til golden on top.
- Totally optional – For a little glaze, just mix a couple tablespoons of powdered sugar and add a drizzle of juice (I squeezed a tangerine into the sugar this morning.) Super simple glaze to drizzle over your warm scones. So good!