Extremely Simple Tasty Scones

Create a holiday morning meal — or noon-time tea — very special with these delicious baked goodies. You won’t be disappointed if you try this amazing recipe, scones are delicious and very fulfilling.

Extremely Simple Tasty Scones

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The scones are a way to create a special holiday morning meal or a delightful afternoon tea. The simplicity of the recipe adds to my intrigue, as I appreciate easy-to-follow instructions that yield delicious results.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen

  • 1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants)

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 large egg


  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
  • In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
  • Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
  • Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.

As I prepare to make the scones, I can imagine the aroma of freshly baked goods wafting through the kitchen. The simplicity of the recipe allows me to focus on the joy of baking and the anticipation of tasting the end result. The thought of enjoying warm, freshly baked scones brings a sense of comfort and satisfaction.

The first bite of the scones is met with delight. The scones are everything I had hoped for—tasty, light, and satisfying. The simplicity of the recipe allows the natural flavors of the scones to shine through, making them a perfect canvas for different toppings such as jam, butter, or clotted cream. The combination of a tender crumb and a slight hint of sweetness makes each bite a delightful experience.

I am not disappointed with this amazing recipe. The scones truly deliver on their promise of being delicious and fulfilling. They have the power to transform a regular morning or afternoon tea into a special occasion. The simplicity of the scones allows me to enjoy the moment and savor the flavors without any fuss or complications.

As I indulge in these delightful treats, I feel a sense of contentment and satisfaction. The scones have added a touch of magic to my holiday morning meal or afternoon tea, elevating it to a memorable experience. I appreciate the simplicity and deliciousness of this recipe, and it has become a go-to option for creating special moments.

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