Easy Scones Recipe
Makes about 12
Inspired by a Bouchon Bakery recipe
When making scones, forget about kneading entirely. What is kneading, remind me?! That’s the trick to getting them crispy and perfect.
1 ¾ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 orange- zested
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ cup milk
2 Tablespoons sugar
4.5 oz / 130 gr cold butter, cut into small squares
a pinch of salt
Heat the oven to 400f / 200c.
In a mixer, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and orange peel.
Add the cold butter and mix until you get a crumb mixture. Pieces of butter will be corn size and not blended in. This is good.
Add the cream and milk and mix only until it begins to form a dough (see photo above).
Gather the dough and transfer to a flat surface, bringing together to a solid mass.
Flour lightly and roll to 0.5 inch thickness. Cut into circles using a 2.5” round cutter (you can also use a glass) and transfer to a pan. Brush with the remaining milk/cream mixture and dust with some coarse sugar.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
Serve with jam and crème fraiche.