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)
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.