Best-Ever Scones

  • AlabMom Posted: 12/23/10
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    My friend and I were doing some Christmas baking. She had this recipe from Southern Living. Neither of us had ever made scones before, but will do so regularly from now on. Once you get the hang of it, these are so easy and delicious! I love the versatility. I've made them with cranberries and chocolate chips. She used dried mango instead of apricot. You can't go wrong with this recipe. I do use a dash more cream than it calls for just to help keep the dough together.

  • LCD424 Posted: 12/12/10
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    I had been looking for a good recipe for scones and this did not disappoint. They were reasonably easy to put together and the end result was very tasty! As the recipe says, the mixture will be very crumbly when you move it to the wax paper. Next time, I may add a little bit more of the cream before patting the dough out since I didn't need a full 2 TBS to brush on at the end. Definitely recommend and I will make again!

  • Ginnyand4boys Posted: 01/17/11
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    These were heaven. I have made my share of scones and this is one of my favorites. Normally I like a scone that keeps its shape. This one spreads just a little but is so flaky and moist and melt in your mouth that I didn't mind. I was going to skimp on the cream but I'm glad I didn't!!

  • LuciaAngel Posted: 11/27/10
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    the scones were very delicios, i just added two eggs and freezed the first 4 ingridients a little longer and added some cranberries.

  • NCSusan Posted: 01/05/11
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    I am not a baker, but I can bake these! I made them with cranberries and walnuts. They where easy and very tasty. A few days after I made them, my husband asked me if I would make them again.

  • Ssriordan Posted: 04/23/11
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    Easy and delicious! Ingredients are pantry staples, so you can make it anytime. Texture wasn't crumbly before baking, it was wetter, but they still turned out light and moist. I used brown sugar instead of white, and unbleached AP flour instead of white, to make it a bit healthier.

  • ViegoFidel Posted: 08/25/11
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    These scones are absolutely the best recipe I have ever tried in any cookbook or recipe site, bar none. Let me advise fellow bakers - they "poof" and expand in a semi-cake-like manner. That is, they do not bake like biscuits, so do not put them too close together on your cookie sheet as they will run together while baking. They are rich, flavorful, creamy, and delicate. I absolutely adore this recipe. I made 3 varieties - one plain, per the base recipe. The next with plump, golden raisins, and the last with Toffee baking bits. My, my, my these are scrumptious. A real keeper.

  • susansmorris Posted: 09/04/11
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    These scones are very good. However, to mix flour and butter, instead of using a pastry blender, I would use a Cuisinart food processor. I added one cup+ of dried cranberries, grated zest from one orange and a handfull of blueberries. I also added Turbinado sugar to the top before baking to give scones a crunch. Delicious. Also, start watching the scones at 13 minutes.

  • Marylandcowgirl Posted: 09/24/11
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    I love this recipe. It is easy and quick. This morning I made them with chocolate chips and sliced almonds, and I sprinkle a small amount of granulated sugar on top before baking.

  • CordeliaCaVa Posted: 05/20/12
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    Made these a few days ago for breakfast and they were absolutely perfect. Buttery, rich, dense, not too sweet. I stuck to the original recipe for the first try (no add-ins), and I cut them into six wedges instead of eight by mistake, but I liked them a little bigger. Mine did start to over-brown on the bottom as another poster mentioned. I threw a sheet of aluminum foil on the rack underneath the one the scones were on, shiny side down, to reflect away some of the direct heat (my oven heats from the bottom to bake). This worked well. They quit browning on bottom and finished baking nicely. (I wouldn't put a sheet in before this happens though as they may not rise properly.)

  • luwhite Posted: 02/21/12
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    My first time ever making scones and these are PERFECT. I love that they are a little more flaky and moist than other scones. Perfect with a little butter or lemond curd to top it off. I added a little coarse sugar on top for texture. I cannot wait to try the other variations. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  • Sarabd10 Posted: 04/08/12
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    Easy to make for a novice

  • babseyserpone Posted: 03/03/12
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    delicious! i love these and make them often as they are so quick and easy to whip up. today's version...dried blueberries, walnuts, and lemon zest....to.die.for!

  • RCobb1956 Posted: 04/06/13
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    looks wonderful. Some other flavors to have. I love Cinnamon, lemon, cranberry orange, raspberry white chocolate. I read a recipe for a cheddar cheese scone which I think would go well with chili, veggie soup. I don't think I have had a scone I didn't like. I haven't tried this version, but I really want too.

  • Kikiak Posted: 05/13/12
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    I burned the bottoms :( I think my oven is a little hotter than it should be so I turned down the heat to try to compensate but it didn't help. Perhaps I should have put the oven rack up higher?? Or next time I'll take them out a couple of minutes earlier. Minus the bottoms they were rich and delicous.

  • Neenie57 Posted: 04/17/12
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    This was my first attempt at making scones. I added dried blueberries and a lemon glaze. Outstanding and sooo easy. I followed the directions and the end results were even better than I expected. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  • Noogabelle Posted: 07/12/13
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    These are perfect. They are easy to make and they melt in your mouth. When I made them the first time I added dried blueberries and pecans but since then I've added chocolate chips. Either way they are delicious! They are also wonderful left over.

  • NativeTexan Posted: 03/03/13
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    We have made the brown sugar-pecan version several times, and it is a family favorite! In fact, we love them so much that we are reluctant to try the other versions. And my 16-year-old son can make these himself! This is a definite keeper.

  • Gincee Posted: 04/08/12
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    They are delicious. People should not review recipes after they have completely changed the original recipe!

  • myzkyti Posted: 04/08/13
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    These were tasty, but much more of a hassle than they're worth, in my opinion. The dough was just far too crumbly and difficult to work with. While I like the variation ideas, I think I'll stick with my usual scone recipes in the future, and won't bother trying this one again.

  • DianeLongo Posted: 06/08/13
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    Perfect recipe! One of those recipes you never want to lose. The person that posted suggesting you use a cheese grater for the butter worked great. Much easier than chopping butter. Other than that I followed the recipe and it turns out perfect every time.Never any left over.

  • Rose3Vegas Posted: 04/29/13
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    Great recipe!!! I used bread flour (it really makes them very tender) and added a 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, orange zest (2tbs) & about a 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice to make cranberry-orange scones. My husband and family can't get enough of them.

  • Antsbumblebee Posted: 05/11/13
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    Title says it all! These scones are fantastic! :)

  • Achsah17 Posted: 06/16/13
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    Indeed the best scone ever! Made it for the first time for Father's Day because my husband loves scones and he (and the kids) were so impressed! Added 1/2 cup mix of cinnamon & chocolate chips to the mix and it was oh-so-good! Definitely making it again... and again....

  • jackiejohns Posted: 04/07/12
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    I do not think it is a review if you tell us of the many changes in ingredients/preparations. In fact you end up giving us a different recipe. That is actually disrespectful. Not everyone is fortunate enough to own a Cuisinart food processor. Also, scones do not have eggs in them. The recipe as given is delicious as it is--if you do not agree, then make your own recipe and put it up for review.

  • CatherineCooks Posted: 08/31/14
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    Good scones. Bear in mind, though, that British cooks can make better scones than this WITHOUT any leavening and with no sugar. Scones are not the blobs of cheap bread dough shaped in a triangle and liberally dosed with sugar that Americans think they are (present recipe excluded, of course). And for those who complained about the crumbly dough, ummmmmm, crumbly dough makes crumbly scones. Crumbly scones are good...and authentic. Yikes.

  • missykz Posted: 09/13/13
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    These are the best I've ever tasted.

  • burbankd Posted: 08/27/13
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    These are the first and the best scones I ever made. They are light and wonderful no matter whether you use blueberries, dried cranberries, chocolate chips or any of the other ingredients listed. If you try this recipe it will be the "go to scone" recipe in your recipe colletction.

  • London1 Posted: 12/24/13
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    I added close to a full cup of whipped cream and the dough was still incredibly crumbly. The end result was very good so I may try them again to see if I did something wrong.

  • jameyadams Posted: 03/02/14
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    I've made all the sweet variations of this recipe except for the apricot and they're all awesome! They're so rich and buttery. I always drizzle them with vanilla or spiced glaze while they're still warm.

  • DiannaLW Posted: 12/10/13
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    This is by far the best scone recipe I have ever made. They melt in your mouth and have a wonderful texture. I have made these for many showers and they are always a big hit and everyone wants the recipe.

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