My dad used to wake up early on weekends and make us all muffins or scones. Actually, he still does. When I head home for a visit, it’s usually the smell of something warm from the oven that wakes me up.A few years ago, I had my grandmother share her recipe secrets with me. I put them in a book and gave it to family members for Christmas in 2007. I’m so glad I did. She passed away in 2010 and now, whenever I miss her, I can make her cherry cake, her chocolate chip cookies, her scones.
This morning, I picked up on my dad’s habit and baked for my family. Of course, I made my grandmother’s scones for breakfast. The recipe is simple and classic.
2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly.
Pour in milk.
Knead dough and roll out to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
Cut into shape using a glass or circle cookie cutter.
Bake 12 – 15 minutes.