I use the word “easy” in a lot of my recipes because I believe that cooking/baking should be just that. Most of us don’t have the time for fussy. Personally, I like to leave the fussy stuff for Sundays.
This recipe for scones is a weekday morning thing and it’s one of my girls favorite breakfasts with a tall glass of milk. I found this recipe in an Everyday Cooking magazine a couple of years ago.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (6 ounces)
Preheat oven to 400. In a food processor, pulse together flour, cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and pulse until pea-size pieces form. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg yolk. Slowly pour buttermilk mixture through feed tube into processor, pulsing until dough just comes together.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and sprinkle raspberries on top. Knead three times to fold in raspberries (there may be loose pieces of dough and a stray berry or two). Gather and pat dough into a 1-inch-thick square and cut or pull apart into 2-inch pieces. Place pieces, about 2 inches apart, on two parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets and sprinkle tops with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let scones cool slightly on sheets on wire racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Pleasantville Note I’ve also used blueberries, blackberries and cut up strawberries in these scones. You can also do a mixture of berries if you’d like as long as it comes to 1 1/2 cups.