I don't know where I originally obtained this recipe but here is my version. These are great because you can add whatever "feature" ingredient you like.
The key to speed for these quick and easy scones is a food processor.This will save you so much time when it comes to any recipe that requires butter or margarine to be "cut in." I can whip up these scones in the time it takes for my oven to preheat - half an hour from start time to a finished product. However - if you don't have a food processor, you can cut in the margarine the old-fashioned way.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup frozen fruit
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in the food processor. Add the 1/2 cup margarine and process until well-mixed throughout. Add in 1/2 cup frozen fruit - cranberries are my favourite, or sometimes a mix of berries. The photos are cranberry/raspberry scones. Pulse a few times until some of the berries are cut. Some will still be whole and that's okay. You want a bit of variety - not a puree!
Mix the milk and egg in a bowl with a fork. Add your dry mix and stir briefly until dry and wet mixes are crumbly. Don't over-mix. Pull together dough with your hands until it looks like this:
Grease a cookie sheet (or line with parchment paper) and form your scones. Either flatten one large circle and but into eighths, or divide your dough into about 8 pieces. Shape into triangular forms (if you're feeling fancy) or just scoop some dough with a small measuring cup and drop it onto the sheet for a rough shape. Sprinkle a pinch of raw sugar on the top of each scone. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
Voila! Warm and yummy. Serve with butter or eat them plain.