Gold Medal® Classic Scones

Get melt-in-your-mouth sweetness from a tested and trusted classic.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons sugar
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup cold butter or margarine
1
large egg
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
4
to 6 tablespoons whipping cream
Additional 1 tablespoon whipping cream
2
teaspoons white decorator sugar crystals or granulated sugar
  • 1 Heat the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, stir the flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder and salt until mixed. Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like fine crumbs.
  • 2 In a small bowl, beat the egg with a fork until yolk and white are mixed. Using the fork, stir the egg, vanilla and just enough of the 4 to 6 tablespoons whipping cream into the flour mixture until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves the side of the bowl.
  • 3 Lightly sprinkle flour over a cutting board or countertop. Place dough on floured surface; gently roll in the flour to coat. To knead dough, fold dough toward you. With the heels of your hands, lightly push dough away from you with a short rocking motion. Move dough a quarter turn and repeat 10 times. Dough will feel springy and smooth.
  • 4 Place the dough on an ungreased cookie sheet. Roll dough with a rolling pin or pat dough with fingers into an 8-inch round. Using a sharp knife that has been dipped in flour, cut dough round into 8 wedges, but do not separate the wedges. Brush 1 tablespoon whipping cream over wedges, using a pastry brush. Sprinkle with sugar crystals.
  • 5 Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to a cooling rack; carefully separate wedges. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Chocolate Chip Scones: Stir in 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips with the egg, vanilla and whipping cream in step 2.

Currant Scones: Stir in 1/2 cup currants or raisins with the egg, vanilla and whipping cream in step 2.

Use a sharp knife that has been dipped in flour to cut the dough into wedges. Do not separate the wedges before baking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.