Classic Cream Scones

Classic Cream Scones

Subtle and simple Classic Cream Scones prove that you don’t have to have many ingredients to get astounding taste.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Classic Cream Scones
Yield: 22 scones
  • 2 cups cake flour, such as Swans Down
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons cold heavy whipping cream, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, whisking well. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons cream to flour mixture, stirring until mixture comes together. (Dough should be very stiff, but if it seems dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is uniformly moist.)
  5. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 3 to 4 times. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to a ¾-inch thickness. Using a 1½-inch scalloped-edge square cutter, cut 22 scones from dough, rerolling scraps as necessary. Place scones 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of scones with remaining 1 tablespoon cream.
  6. Bake until edges of scones are light golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 8 to 9 minutes.
Recommended Condiments
• Clotted Cream
• Lemon Curd

From TeaTime, July/August 2015

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  1. I love your wonderful magazine! I can’t cook or entertain anymore , however, we have an excellent Tea World shop in our Titusville ,Fla ! I am a constant customer at our Tea world ! I was just hosted by my former 5th grade students with an elegant and tasty Tea celebrating my 89th birthday! Pat Manning

    • Hello Kathleen!

      Our recipe developer recommends that if you don’t have a pastry blender you use two forks to cut the butter into the mixture. Just a reminder, the butter does need to be cold when it is cut in.


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