Devonshire Scones

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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift flour, add baking powder, salt and sugar.  Mix ingredients together.
  3. Add the butter and mix until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the beaten eggs and milk together.  Remove 3 tablespoons of the mixture and save for later.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  The mixture will turn into a soft sticky bowl.  Try not to overwork the dough, as it will make for a tougher scone.
  6. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface to 1 inch thick.  Using a 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out 20 mini scones.  Place on the baking sheet and brush with the remaining egg/milk mixture.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the scones are golden brown and well-risen.
  8. Serve immediately with clotted cream or butter, and jam or lemon curd.

Yields: 20 mini scones

How-To Video at YouTube.

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