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No magic dust required

Rebecca Firkser
February 02, 2018

As their name might suggest, griddle scones are scones that are cooked in a pan or, ahem, on a griddle, instead of baked in an an oven. While it may seem like sorcery to be able to make baked goods without actually doing any baking, making scones in a skillet is surprisingly simple, no magic dust required. You’ll need a cast-iron or heavy-bottomed frying pan and a pot of good jam to serve them with. 

Preheat the pan over low heat on the stove for about 10 minutes. The best way to tell if the pan is hot enough is to sprinkle the pan with a bit of flour. If the flour starts to turn golden, the pan is ready.

Meanwhile, whisk together 2 cups all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt. 

Use your fingers to rub 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cut into small chunks) into the flour mixture. 

In a small liquid measuring cup, whisk together ½ cup whole milk, ¼ cup buttermilk or yogurt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 egg.

Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon or your hands until just combined. 

Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead the dough about 4 times. Pat the dough into a circle about ½-inch thick and cut it into 8 wedges. 

Working with as many scones as you can fit into the pan at a time without touching each other, fry the scones on medium low heat until golden brown and puffy on the bottom (about 5-8 minutes). Flip the scones and then cook for an additional 6-8 minutes.

Serve griddle scones with good jam, good butter or clotted cream, and good conversation. 

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