I admit I was never a big scone lover. It wasn't until I came across a recipe years ago that I truly become a convert. These are slightly sweet, light biscuits. I like putting a light lemon glaze on top to give them added flavor. You can't go wrong with these.
You can add whatever kind of fruit and spices you want. One of my favorite things to add is a triple berry mix you can find at Costco. It has blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Mmmm hmm. Perfection!
You can make these scones up ahead of time if you're wanting these first thing in the morning. Make them up, pat them out and cut into circles or wedges. Place on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer. Allow them to freeze all the way and then store in baggies. When it's time to bake, put down a Silpat or parchment paper to keep from sticking to the pan. Brush with eggwash and throw in the oven.
In a large bowl put 4 cups flour (self rising works great for scones). Add 1 Tbsp baking powder.
Add 1/2 tsp salt.
And add 1/3 cup sugar.
Cut in 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 c) cold butter.
In a measuring cup, mix 1 1/4 cup milk and 2 eggs. Use a fork to whisk them together.
Dump all of the wet into the bowl of dry ingredients.
Use a fork to mix everything together. If you need to add a little more water then do so. Just make sure you don't get the dough too wet.
Add whatever berries or fruit or whatever you want to add. Mix in.
Flour the counter and press the dough flat. Not too thin. About 1 1/2" to 2" thick.
Cut into wedges, or use a biscuit cutter.
Place the scones on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam.
In a bowl, whisk together 1 egg and a little water. This is your eggwash.
Brush the tops of the scones lightly then put in a 425* oven and bake until golden brown.
Pull from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes. You need them to cool a little before glazing.
Put some powdered sugar in a bowl. Add a tiny bit of water and work with a fork to get rid of any lumps. You want this semi thick. You don't want it runny or else it will not hold it's shape well when you drizzle on top of the scones.
Drizzle scones lightly.
Nevermind my blog of glaze. Hard to take pics while doing this. ;)