So if your anything like me, on a winter's night, there is nothing better than enjoying something sweet with a cup of your favorite tea or coffee. Today I made scones. My sons love them and we enjoy them with some of our favorite Strawberrry or Raspberry Jam and a Hot comforting drink.
I am always on an endless search for the best scone recipes. (So if you happen to have one please send it to me.) This is an Alton Brown recipe that I added some sugar and vanilla. I like my scones sweet (not too sweet but enough to compliment your choice of drink.)
Thought you might want my recipe
2 cups of flour
2 teasp of baking powder
3/4 teasp of salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar (I used 1/2)
4 tbs of butter
2 tbs shortening
3/4 heavy cream
1/2 teasp of good vanilla extract
I place the ingredients in my food processor and pulse until I have the perfect dough. Don't over pulse.
lightly dust with flour and form into a disc. Then I used a biscuit cutter to shape. You can also cut them into triangles with a pastry cutter.
Convection 350/ reg 375
Bake for 15 minutes and the sprinkle with confectioners sugar and Enjoy!