Scones, anyone?

Here is the scone recipe that has been in our family for over 100 years. Ideal for pairing with hot soups or stews on a cold autumn day. Enjoy!

Granny’s Brown Scones

1 c. white flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 c. sour milk or milk or buttermilk
2 oz. margarine
1/4 c. syrup (or can use honey or sugar)

1. Mix flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt together in a big bowl.
2. Beat egg and milk in a smaller bowl and add syrup.
3. Rub margarine into the flour mix, (or cut it in with knives), then add milk mixture. This will be a little on the wet side.
4. Rub hands with butter to handle dough. Put dough onto floured board and punch down the dough to required thickness.
5. Cut with cookie cutter (or use knife to cut dough into triangles).
6. Bake at 375 degrees F. (for about 13 minutes) until golden brown.
7. Makes about 1 dozen scones.

9 responses to “Scones, anyone?

  1. Oh, yum! I love homemade breads and scones and we are huge soup people in the winter, so I’ll definitely be trying this. It might go well with the butternut squash soup recipe I posted earlier. Printing now…
    Thanks for sharing a family secret, Theresa.

  2. I cannot eat pastry any more until i get my cholesterol under control.

  3. Sounds really good. Bread is a weakness for me. Bet I could add raisons huh?

  4. Yes, the scones would definitely go with the butternut squash soup you wrote about, Laurie! I agree, Humor Me Now. It is best to get your cholestrol under control and take good care of yourself. Lavada, you can add raisins, or cranberries, or for savory scones, you can add grated cheeses and dill or some other favorite herbs. Its a chance to get creative, which is always fun to do in the kitchen. Makes a mess, but hey, what are kitchens for?

  5. Mmm, I’ve never made scones, but I’m very tempted to try now as this recipe sounds easy, peasy and delicious. I’ll have to investigate where to get the cream of tartar here in the UK… Kit? Any ideas?

  6. Sounds YUMMMY! Thanks Theresa!


  7. Yum. I love home made scones and they are so easy to make. Tricia – cream of tartar readily available here in UK in the baking aisles. Do give them a try. Home made so much better than bought. Especially with clotted cream and strawberry jam! Will be trying this recipe for them next weekend, Theresa. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I’m a big fan of scones!! Thanks for the recipe. AND I’m with Kit, nothing like clotted cream and strawberry jam with them.

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