According to Oxford Dictionaries, a scone is a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuit-like cake made from flour, fat, and milk, and sometimes having added fruit. Scones are a little dryer compared to biscuits but after you bake them, they are not so dry at all.
With scones, you can make them plain or add any fruit that you want. Scones are great warm with a cup of tea. You can even spread butter or jam on the top of the scone.
I always serve scones at my tea parties. You can't have a tea party without them.
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 (9 0z) pkg condensed mincemeat, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in butter until it is crumbly.
- Stir in 1 egg, milk, and mincemeat, mix well.
- On a floured surface, knead dough lightly 10 times.
- Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut into 2-inch circles or triangles.
- Place the dough on an ungreased baking sheet 1 inch apart.
- If you want a more golden look, brush with 1 beaten egg, if you desire.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Serve warm with a delicious cup of tea.
Facts about Scones
* The origin is from the United Kingdom.
* The original scone was round and flat.
* The first scone was baked on a griddle (or girdle, in Scots).
* It was cut into triangles when served.
* Today, scones are oven baked due to adding baking powder.