My Grandmother's Scones with Devon Cream

October 29, 2013

Like many of the recipes hidden away in the envelopes I managed to inherit under the condition I complete the recipe book... I have no memory of this one.

My Grandmother's Scones with Devon Cream via @labride

Although my memory lacks in this area, I'm sure she made them many times considering the page it was typed on (literally typed on) is worn, yellowing, and starting to form holes in the center of the creases.

My Grandmother's Scones with Devon Cream via @labride

This reminds me of traditional English scones, not overly sweet like their American counterparts.

Typing that actually makes me think I've probably had these before. Considering my British obsession, Nanny probably made these in the height of my obsession circa the 1990's.

I made these Sunday morning and had them with coffee before church, but they'd be just as amazing with real tea.

Want to know a little funny something about this recipe. After making it I realized I only made 8 scones instead of 12. I made one large circle and just went to town in my Sunday morning hurry.

Go figure.

My Grandmother's Scones with Devon Cream via @labride

Scones with Devon Cream

makes 12
2 cups all purpose flour (I used half whole wheat)
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar 
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c (1 stick) cold butter
1 large egg
2/3 c heavy cream or Half and Half

Put flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mesh strainer and sift into a large bowl. Add cold butter to the bowl. Using your fingers or a pastry blender work the butter n the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. Mix the eggs and heavy cream together to blend. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir with a fork just until a dough forms. Gently knead the dough about 8 times. Try not to handle the dough much. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half and shape into a circle about a half inch thick. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place the wedges onto an unbuttered baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter. 

Note: Cheese Scones - Reduce sugar to 1 1/2 tsp and add 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese. 

Devon Cream - 
8 oz cream cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tbsp sugar

Put all ingredients into a large bowl and blend with a hand mixer until fluffy and no lumps remain. 

My Grandmother's Scones with Devon Cream via @labride

If you like your scones sweeter I'd add more sugar and vanilla. Then add vanilla and more sugar to the Devon Cream as well. This would also be great with cinnamon, or maybe a pumpkin cream. 

What's your favorite scone flavor?