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Mom's Scones

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Makes about 12

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, very cold
1/2 cup (minus 2 tablespoons) buttermilk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried fruit - raisins, cranberries, etc. -- chopped

Mix dry ingredients well. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse pebbles. Beat together egg, vanilla, and buttermilk, add to dry ingredients. Mix briefly. Add nuts and fruit, mix. Turn dough out on well-floured cutting board. Knead briefly, working in enough flour to make a stiff dough. Shape into rectangle about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut into 12 squares. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes. Enjoy while fresh.

Note: Kindly contributed by my mom.

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Reviews of Mom's Scones:

1-4 of 4 reviews  

  James Wilds in Duluth, Minnesota  Nov 18, 2012
Would make this again.
I would like to make a correction on the formula of baking powder to baking soda. baking soda is four times stronger than baking powder, so with this in mind, it should be for every cup of flour use 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to 1 teaspoon baking powder. which in this case is 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 2 teaspooons baking powder.
I tried this and they came out much more friendlier to the mouth , more flavor.
5 stars

  Me loves me food... in Portland, OR  Apr 30, 2008
Would make this again.
Absolutely delicious! I also ground up some roasted almonds and incorporated those into the dough, added a pinch of anise seeds and a pinch of freshly grated orange zest. Yummy! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Pittsburgh, PA  Mar 26, 2004
Would make this again.
Excellent recipe, I adapted it a bit by using only 1 cup flour and adding 1 1/2 cups rolled oats. I added cinnamon and cloves to the dough and I also added an extra 1/2 cup fruit. After trying many different dried fruits in these, I have found that Sunsweet Cherry Essence Dried Plums (sliced) and walnuts are my favorite combination. I will definately make these alot! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Canada  Dec 8, 2002
Would make this again.
This is a GREAT scone recipe. The scones are tender and buttery. It's the best scone recipe I've ever tried. 5 stars

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