I love scones. I am not even really sure where or when I first tasted a scone. I am certain that it had to be at a tea party of some sort. Scones and tea just want to be friends. They make a great match. They both make me happy, and come in so many varieties! I have a basic recipe that I am always playing with to come up with different combinations. I think that is one reason I like Scones. They are like flavored biscuits. I can pick a flavor and create something new. Biscuits remind me of my childhood. I loved the times when my dad made biscuits. I enjoyed watching him make them too.
This morning I woke up with a taste for scones and citrus. So I let my mind get busy with that and this is what we had for breakfast. With great reviews.
2 cups flour
4 Tbsp. cold butter
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
Cut the cold butter into the flour and mix well until crumbly. then add extracts and baking powder. Mix well and add in buttermilk until everything is well mixed.
You can roll out and cut into triangles or use a biscuit cutter. Then cook on cookies sheet on 350 for about 20 min.
While the scones cook, make a glaze to top them.
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp orange juice
1/2 tsp milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
I made 2 without the glaze. Just plain and I made a citrus butter to go with those.
Mix equal amounts of butter, powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Stop back by and tell me if you liked it!