French Buttery Scones Visual of a cow
  • Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Additional Time
    18 minutes
  • Total Time
    28-30 minutes
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ tsp. of salt
  • 2 tbsp. of sugar
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 6 tbsp. of unsalted French butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • Optional:
  • ⅓ cup of add-ins such as chocolate chips, berries, nuts, fruits etc
  • Coarse sugar for topping
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French Buttery Scones

These flaky, buttery scones are the perfect treat for your next tea party (and brunch, breakfast or just as a snack).

STEP 1: prep the ingredients

Heat the oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, baking powder). Then add the butter by rubbing in with your fingers until de mix looks like fine crumbs. Set aside.

STEP 2: create the dough

In a separate bowl whisk the heavy cream with the egg. Make a well in the dry mix bowl, then add the cream/egg mixture to combine it using a spoon or fork, until it starts to form a dough.

You can add into the dough any flavorings mentioned in the ingredients. No need to over mix.

STEP 3: bake

Using your hands or carefully with a sharp knife, form 4 (or 5) rounded scones. Place scones apart evenly on a lined baking sheet, and top with coarse sugar.

Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

Let cool on tray for a few minutes before serving.

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