Scones for Everyone

I invited a friend for coffee, as good an excuse as any to make scones. I'm still aiming to match my memory of the first scone I ate as a student in London. But since I wasn't such a food snot then, I'm pretty sure that was probably a low rent baked good. I know this because I bought scones any and everywhere based on price and size, not by purveyor.

This scone from Sarabeth Levine is great. Sarabeth is a business and baking genius whose book makes a perfect gift for baking enthusiasts.

I skipped the nutmeg (personal preference) and subbed raisins for currants because that's all I had. It's also really fast to make scones since the ingredients should be cold and baked hot and quick. Same for biscuits for that matter.

I always cut the butter in by hand with a pastry blender. It's really the best stress buster, and you earn the results. Also I was too lazy for the biscuit cutter, so I just patted out the dough in a rectangle and cut. I've attached a link to her recipe when Sarabeth was with us on Martha Stewart Living Radio.

Don't forget the cream and jam – B

 

Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

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