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Simple Sweet Scones

Simple Sweet Scones

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

18 to 20 minutes

Servings:

8 to 10 scones

Difficulty:

Easy

Simple Sweet Scones Recipe
By Chef Linda

A good friend and I enjoy a coffee date when schedules permit. When asked if she’s getting anything else, her standard response is, “I love a scone. Who doesn’t love a scone? Let’s share one.” Done right, you’d be foolish not to love a scone. Sweet or savory, this lovely treat is crisp and crunchy on the outside, tender and light on this inside. Done wrong, a scone is dry, powdery, and tough to swallow, even with a nice cup of tea to wash it down. Some say scones originated in Scotland; others believe England’s fashionable habit of high tea included these biscuit-like cakes from the get-go. Then there’s the Irish who’ve also called dibs on the original scone. Scones needn’t instigate another war of the three kingdoms; the kitchen is neutral territory for making these Simple Sweet Scones at home. And while you can make these in just a few minutes, they should be savored, slowly and lovingly, on a lazy Saturday morning with gobs of coconut milk whipped cream.

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2 Responses to Simple Sweet Scones

  1. Georgina Morales says:

    These scone score a 100%!

    I made these last night (4/2) and they were delicious, and also had a good consistency. I added chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, and my husband just went crazy for them. I am super harsh on the stuff that i cook and bake, and even i admitted that these scones are go-oo-oood. and so easy to make as well.

    Will bake these again and again and again and again and aga…… 😀

    Georgina

    • Linda Soper-Kolton says:

      Whew! So glad you loved them! Scones are tricky little devils. They either work, or they don’t; not a lot of in between. I’m a little bit of a chocoholic, but I’ve also made them with dried cranberries and pistachios. Almost equally yummy, even without the chocolate. You can blend both and do chocolate chips and dried cherries or cranberries; I think that will be next for me! Thanks for reading and cooking!

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    2 cups all-purpose flour

    2 tablespoons granulated sugar

    1 tablespoon baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup solid coconut oil, softened to room temperature

    3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dairy-free milk, plus extra for brushing scones

    Demerara or other coarse sugar for finishing

    Add-ins

    1 cup diary-free chocolate chips

    1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped and 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, chopped

    1 cup raisins or currants and 1 tablespoon orange zest

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    1

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Using your fingers, work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in one of the add-in choices, or make up your own combination. Add milk and use your hands to gently mix until the dough is slightly sticky and soft. Add a little more milk if necessary. Don’t overwork the dough or scones will be tough, not tender.

    2

    Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Pat the dough to a 1-inch thick rectangle slab. Slice the dough into triangles with a floured knife or bench scraper, or use a biscuit cutter to cut out the individual scones. Arrange scones on prepared baking tray. Brush with milk and sprinkle coarse sugar on top.

    3

    Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until bottoms are nicely browned and tops have started to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm with non-dairy butter, jam, or coconut whipped cream. Leftovers are doubtful, but if you have extras, store them in a sealed container or zip-top plastic bag. Freshen them up by popping them into the toaster oven for a few minutes.

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  • Georgina Morales says:

    These scone score a 100%!

    I made these last night (4/2) and they were delicious, and also had a good consistency. I added chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, and my husband just went crazy for them. I am super harsh on the stuff that i cook and bake, and even i admitted that these scones are go-oo-oood. and so easy to make as well.

    Will bake these again and again and again and again and aga…… 😀

    Georgina

    • Linda Soper-Kolton says:

      Whew! So glad you loved them! Scones are tricky little devils. They either work, or they don’t; not a lot of in between. I’m a little bit of a chocoholic, but I’ve also made them with dried cranberries and pistachios. Almost equally yummy, even without the chocolate. You can blend both and do chocolate chips and dried cherries or cranberries; I think that will be next for me! Thanks for reading and cooking!

  • 2 Responses to Simple Sweet Scones

    1. Georgina Morales says:

      These scone score a 100%!

      I made these last night (4/2) and they were delicious, and also had a good consistency. I added chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, and my husband just went crazy for them. I am super harsh on the stuff that i cook and bake, and even i admitted that these scones are go-oo-oood. and so easy to make as well.

      Will bake these again and again and again and again and aga…… 😀

      Georgina

      • Linda Soper-Kolton says:

        Whew! So glad you loved them! Scones are tricky little devils. They either work, or they don’t; not a lot of in between. I’m a little bit of a chocoholic, but I’ve also made them with dried cranberries and pistachios. Almost equally yummy, even without the chocolate. You can blend both and do chocolate chips and dried cherries or cranberries; I think that will be next for me! Thanks for reading and cooking!

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