By Johannah Bryson, author of Lake Effect
There’s nothing I love better than a great romance novel, a good cup of tea, and a tasty scone! They’re really very easy to make and I’ve found that when I follow a few simple rules, I have great success.
2 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
½ cup butter, diced and kept very cold
Zest of 1 large lemon or ½ cup chocolate chips, craisins, nuts . . . you get the idea.
2/3 cup buttermilk, kept very cold
In a stand mixer, mix the first four ingredients. Mix the next three in and blend until it just comes together. Place on a floured surface and shape into a disk. Cut into wedges and place each wedge on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Your finished scone should have lots of layers, a direct result of that cold butter releasing steam during the baking process.
These will keep for one week in an air tight bag (lol, as if!) and for up to three months in your freezer.
As always, feel free to contact me at Johannahbryson@gmail.com ~ Happy St. Patty’s Day!