My husband loves scones and so it has become tradition for me to make them for him every Father's Day. I often try out different recipes and forget to write down the best ones, but this time I did it. His favorite combo is white chocolate and craisins or cherries, so here it is in all it's perfection so that I won't forget it and you can enjoy it too. I did go out all with white flour and even half and half, but it is a special treat and overall not too high in calories.
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- 10 ServingsServings
- 1 3/4 cup flour (can use cake or all-purpose or even half whole wheat)
- 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces, chilled
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 large egg
- 5 tablespoon half and half
Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add cubed butter and cut with a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
In a small bowl, beat egg and half and half. Add to flour mixture, stir gently with spatula until mixture just comes together. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface. Shape into a circle or rectangle about 1 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter or cup about 3 inches in diameter, cut out 10 scones and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool. These are best eaten the day they are made.