Add a little sophistication to your holidays with a treat that’s traditionally from across the pond. The scone, which some say is named after a Dutch term for “beautiful bread,” has long been a staple of English afternoon tea. This versatile quick bread, however, also makes an excellent breakfast treat or satisfying snack any time of day.

 

Our friends at Trop Bon Catering in the Bayview have kindly provided us with a delicious, basic recipe for scones that you can customize with your choice of add ins!

 

Trop Bon Catering Scones

Makes 20 scones

 

 9 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cup white sugar

1 1/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 lbs. butter

4 1/2 cup heavy cream

5 eggs

1 1/2 cup chocolate chips or dry fruit

Preheat oven to 350 F.

 

Lightly grease baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter. Mix egg and cream in a small bowl and stir into flour mixture until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll dough into a 1.5-inch thick round. Cut into wedges; separate wedges and place on prepared baking sheet.

 

Bake 30 minutes in preheated oven or until golden brown! Best when eaten with loved ones by a cozy fire.