Basic Scones

Basic Scones

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Basic Scones

Ingredients

  • 3 cups King Arthur Pie & Pastry Blend or King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter-cinnamon flavor or ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt (low-fat is fine)
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients, then cut in the butter, using a pastry blender, fork, your fingers or a mixer. Stir in the sour cream or yogurt, then enough water to make the dough cohesive. Pat or roll the dough into two 3/4-inch-thick circles, or a 3/4-inch-thick square. Cut each circle into six pie-shaped wedges; or cut the square into 1 1/2- to 2-inch squares or circles. Place the scones on lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheets (the circles should be left intact, with the wedges separated just a bit), and bake them in a preheated 425°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they're a light, golden brown.
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