easy small batch scones without cream

Small Batch Scones Without Cream

We’re having Scottish weather this week. It’s cold, drizzly, damp, and the chill goes right through you. I jokingly suggested to some friends that if we’re going to have Scottish weather, I need to make scones. But all the recipes I found required cream. Or buttermilk. Or half and half. I had none of those things. But, eventually (thank you New York Times Cookbook) I discovered an easy small batch scones recipe without cream. I cut that in half, because what would I do with 16 scones?

This recipe is quick, delicious, and only needs one bowl to prepare. And no yeast either. The other good thing is that you don’t have to go out and get any special ingredients. You can just use what you already have at home.

Just the thing for a chilly day. Serve these scones with your choice of clotted cream (sounds weird, but just really thick and delicious cream) and/or butter and jam.

The other great thing about this is that it comes together in only a few minutes. Mix everything up, roll out and cut up the scones, and bake for 12 minutes.



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