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The Best Scones

These are the best scones ever! They are tender, buttery, and flaky. These scones can be made in a variety of ways by adding different add-ins, such as, dried fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips. And they are also delicious plain with clotted cream and jam.



2 cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1/3 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup greek yogurt

1 egg

1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)

Add-ins: 1/2 cup dried cherries, 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

For glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 2 tbsp milk, 1/2 tsp almond extract


In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients and gently stir. Using a box grater, grate the stick of butter into the dry mix. It works best if the butter is frozen. Lightly toss the butter and flour together. Add the dried cherries. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients and then add to the dry. Gently mix until the dough comes together and pour onto a floured surface. Form the dough into a round disk shape. Cut 8 wedges out of the round disk and place each piece on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 16 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Drizzle the glaze over the scones and top with the toasted almonds.

For a video tutorial visit my YouTube channel.

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