← Back to Search Results
baking English
Traditional Cream Scones

Photo by: Mark Shapiro
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Yield: Makes 8 scones

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) shortening or butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (125 mL) half and half (10%) cream
  • Additional granulated sugar (optional)

Equipment:

  • Baking sheet, ungreased

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or your fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

2. Break eggs into a small bowl, reserving a little of the white. Whisk eggs and stir in the cream. Add to the flour mixture, stirring with a fork until a soft dough forms.

3. Place dough on a floured work surface, knead for about 30 seconds and roll into an oblong ¾ inch (1.5 cm) thick. Cut into triangles, or into diamonds by making diagonal cuts in one direction and then in the other direction. Mix the reserved egg white with 1 tsp (5 mL) water and brush over tops. Sprinkle with granulated sugar, if desired.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly on a wire rack.

Notes

These scones are popular in England, at tea time, served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.


© 2008 Esther Brody
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1 scone per serving and does not include the optional additional granulated sugar.

221kcal (11%)
129mg (13%)
0mg (0%)
32mcg RAE (1%)
70mg
10mg
5g
3g
1g
28g
58mg (19%)
244mg (10%)
3g (16%)
10g (15%)
2mg (10%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Discover Related Recipes

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

desserts-4-today Desserts 4 Today
by Abby Dodge
lucindas-authentic-jamaican-kitchen Lucinda's Authentic Jamaica...
by Lucinda Scala Quinn
cooking-for-friends Cooking for Friends
by Gordon Ramsay
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
antipasti-fabulous-appetizers-and-small-plates Antipasti: Fabulous Appetiz...
by Joyce Goldstein
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
julias-kitchen-wisdom Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
by Julia Child
secrets-of-slow-cooking-creating-extraordinary-food-with-your-slow-cooker Secrets of Slow Cooking: Cr...
by Liana Krissoff
lucid-food Lucid Food
by Louisa Shafia
mexican-everyday Mexican Everyday
by Rick Bayless
raos-cookbook Rao's Cookbook
by Frank Pellegrino
good-to-the-grain Good to the Grain
by Kim Boyce
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?