I was sitting with Shelley this morning and while enjoying some of her delicious home-made egg bites with coffee, I was combing through a family Facebook thread looking at old photos. For some reason, I got the craving to have some scones.
My Mom had sent me a recipe for scones that was given to her by her Mom, and that was the recipe I used to make mine this morning.
There's nothing like a home-made scone served with either whipped cream, fresh preserves, or simply warm from the oven with butter melting into them!
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 - 5 tbsp vegetable oil
Mix the dry ingredients together well. Beat the egg in a measuring cup and add the oil. Fill to the 8 oz level with cold milk. Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake at 450ºF for 10 - 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Mom said, "These taste good, but are quite crumbly when cut apart to spread with jam. Leftover ones are good toasted before putting jam on them. Of course Mommy spread hers very liberally with butter before adding the jam! Yuck!"
These are terrific and quite quick to make. The next time I make them, I will double up on the baking pans putting an extra one underneath. They did not burn, but were a bit darker than I wanted. Unless you have a padded baking sheet; then you're going to be good to go!