I have been on a honey kick lately. I add it to everything. Yesterday I woke up to very cloudy rainy skies and felt that the only thing that would cheer me up was a huge cup of coffee and a maple scone from Starbucks; however, since I’m trying to watch my girlish figure and since I don’t have a Starbucks near me and since I wasn’t willing to spend $4.00 on a scone, I decided to make my own…with honey instead of maple…and let me tell you, thank goodness I didn’t have an emotional breakdown because I would have eaten the entire batch.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons honey, plus a little more 🙂
1 cup cream
Preheat oven to 400F. Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter until crumbly. If you have a pastry cutter, have fun with that. If you don’t, you could use two knifes to get the same effect.
Whisk honey and cream, add to the dry ingredients and mix with spoon – this will be thick, almost like dough. Lightly flour a work surface, roll out the dough into a circle, cut into 8 triangle-shaped pieces and transfer each to a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Bake for approx 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool for 5 minutes in pan then turn out onto wire rack and cool for another 5 minutes.
Serve with leftover honey, orange marmalade, or whatever your little rumbly tumbly desires. For more flavor, add currants, raisins, or cinnamon to the scone mix before you bake it.
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