Think fine bake shop scones are difficult to make? Not true! With this technique, anyone can make ridiculously delicious, ridiculously easy scones!
I've gotten so many comments and emails recently from readers who have loved our Ridiculously Easy Scones that I decided to round up 10 of our favorites into one post for your breakfast, brunch and baking enjoyment.
You might be asking how making scones could be ridiculously easy. It all goes back to a magical technique I discovered years ago for making the easiest, most delicious buttermilk biscuits. The easy method blew my mind because I'd never been able to make a decent biscuit, much less a stellar one.
The technique eliminates a tedious task that makes flaky biscuits super tender, flaky and delicious. This essential task is sometimes referred to as "cutting" the butter into the dry ingredients which creates small lumps of cold butter throughout the mixture. When the biscuits hit the hot oven, the butter melts and creates pockets of air which give biscuits that fabulous light flaky texture that biscuit lovers covet.
I actually ran to the kitchen after reading about this easy alternative to the cutting technique in a Cook's Illustrated magazine. It was as easy as they described; simply melt the butter and chill the buttermilk then combine the two and stir. Voila! Cold lumps of butter suspended in the buttermilk.
The buttermilk mixture is then added to the dry ingredients to create those classic coveted butter lumps. I couldn't believe it when, 30 minutes later, a pan of tall, golden, beautiful biscuits rolled out of my oven. They were tender, flaky and delicious... my wanna-be-Southern-biscuit-maker dreams come true!
How does all this biscuit talk relate to scones? This very same technique also works to create melt-in-your-mouth, almost-too-good-to-be-true scones. Seriously, it really is almost to good to be true!
I've been running with the easy method ever since discovering it. You can check out our collection of biscuit recipes here and lots of delicious scone recipes below.
Don't believe me? Here's a video we created to demonstrate this revolutionary technique. The video features our Buttermilk Biscuits but the technique is the same. Check it out:
See for yourself - choose one of these easy recipes and set aside a few minutes to stir up a batch of scones. Everyone will be blown away with the first bite and you'll be a rock star in the minds of your family and/or friends!
Scones, scones and more scones!
Bursting with sweet, juicy blueberries, these melt-in-your-mouth Lemon Blueberry Scones are beyond delicious and ridiculously easy to make!
These heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth Lemon Raspberry Scones are not only ridiculously delicious, they're also ridiculously easy and come together so quickly!
The first bite of these Ridiculously Easy Fresh Strawberry Scones will have you smitten! They're melt-in-your-mouth tender, studded with sweet strawberries and have a delicious lemon glaze.
Melt-in-your-mouth delicious and so easy, these Banana Bread Scones with a fabulous brown butter icing are super moist and tender inside and have a wonderful sweet-crunchy exterior.
Think scones are dry and/or difficult to make? Think again! These Lemon Poppy Seed Scones are moist, tender, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and RIDICULOUSLY EASY!
These Ridiculously Easy Maple Pecan Scones are melt in your mouth delicious! You won't believe the easy technique to make these pecan-studded, maple-glazed scones!
These amazing Ridiculously Easy Chocolate Chip Cherry Scones will stop you in your tracks with the first melt-in-your-mouth delicious bite! The vanilla almond-kissed glaze really seals the deal and you can put them together in less than 10 minutes (hands-on time)!
The easiest and most melt-in-your-mouth delicious scones ever! These Ridiculously Easy Sugar Top Scones can be made ahead and frozen (unbaked) for fuss-free entertaining too!
These Ridiculously Easy Snickerdoodle Scones are kissin' cousins to the beloved classic cookies with soft buttery insides and crisp cinnamon-sugar exteriors! They're ridiculously easy to put together and ridiculously delicious!
These Easy Orange Cranberry Scones are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and can be made ahead. Pop them in the oven just before serving, for easy entertaining!
These Ridiculously Easy Cider-Glazed Apple Scones are buttery, flaky and studded with bits of tender apple. They're also ridiculously good!
Thought for the day:
John saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
"Look, the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world!
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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