Scones come in a variety of shapes -- round, square, rectangular -- and can be dappled with dried fruits such as cherries, cranberries, or blueberries. Serve scones fresh from the oven with butter, jam, or that British favorite, clotted cream.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all dry ingredients with cherries, if using, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add butter, and mix on medium-low speed until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk, and mix until combined.

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  • Turn out mixture onto a clean work surface. With hands, quickly pat mixture into a 16-by-3 1/2-inch rectangle that is 1 1/2 inches high. Score rectangle into ten triangles. Cover with plastic wrap, and transfer to the freezer for at least 2 hours.

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from the freezer, and cut into triangles with a sharp knife. Place scones 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Brush scones with heavy cream, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until lightly golden, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Freezing the dough for at least two hours before baking keeps scones from spreading too much. The dough will keep in the freezer for up to three weeks.

Reviews (5)

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08/24/2011
Just made this today. Very good. But they over 500 calories each...
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03/09/2009
Chuck2, I think the scone recipe you're looking for is here: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/mummys-favorite-scones?autonomy_kw=scone
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03/09/2009
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01/27/2009
Me too, it's very hard to find anything on this website I have discovered.
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01/26/2009
I am trying to find the english scone recipe I saw on tv 010109 that Martha got in England. It callled for 61/4C flour, ? butter, ? sugar, 3 eggs, 17/8c milk/buttermilk. Bake on Parchment 475 12/14 min.I haven't been able to find.