St. Patrick's Day and a Recipe...

I have always loved St. Patrick's Day.  It's a fun holiday without the expectations of Christmas or Valentine's Day.  No gifts to be bought and wrapped.  Just a little fun.  And these days, a little fun means a little cooking or baking.

I love this scone recipe from Alton Brown.

2 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup sugar

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons shortening

3/4 cup cream (I have used whole or 2% milk as well)

1 egg

Handful dried currants or dried cranberries

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cut in butter and 

shortening. In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Stir in 

fruit. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds. Bake for 

15 minutes or until brown.

The thought of scones always intimidated me but a few years ago I took the plunge and have never regretted it.  Then I found this recipe and it's my 'go to' scone recipe now.



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