This simple recipe gives you beautiful scones. A great way to impress your guests at brunch or afternoon tea.
2 cups Flour
½ cup Sugar
2½ tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt
½ cup (1 stick) cold Unsalted Butter
½ cup Heavy Cream
2 large eggs
1½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in the butter until it starts to look like a crumble. Gently fold in the blueberries. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl, mix the cream, 1 egg, and vanilla extract together. Add the liquid mixture to the crumble mixture until it starts to form a dough. When it becomes difficult to mix with a spatula or wooden spoon, place the dough on a floured clean surface. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. If it is too dry, add a few tsp of cream. Shape the dough into a 1½ inch thick round. Cut the round into 8 equal size wedges.
In a small bowl, whisk the last egg with 2-3 tbsp of water to create an egg wash. Brush the top of the scones with the egg wash.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray. Place the scones 3 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake the scones for 22-25 minutes, until they are golden brown around the edges and lightly browned on top.
Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Making Scones in an Air Fryer
I’ve recently bought an air fryer and it’s now my new favourite small appliance! You can make almost anything it in for half the time it would take to cook in the oven.
To make scones in an air fryer:
- Follow the recipe above
- Pre-heat the air fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes
- Place the scones a few inches apart in the air fryer basket. (careful, the basket will be hot!) You can line the basket with parchment paper or give it a good coat with cooking spray.
- Set the air fryer temperature to 350°F and cooke for 10-12 minutes, until the scones are golden brown.