I first discovered scones many years ago when I was student teaching in Exmouth, England. There is nothing like a Devon Cream Scone……with afternoon tea…..very nice. But even without their delicious clotted cream, I find scones to be a simple, wholesome and tasty treat. They are very easy to make.
I use a recipe from The Vegetarian Epicure. I have adapted it over the years, but basically, you need buttermilk, flour, butter, an egg…and currants. I always add currants.
Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
Turn out onto a board and knead for a few minutes.
At this point Fergus likes to help with the prewash. He is a very good helper.
The scones should be ready in about 20 minutes.