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Scones Any Time of Day

Did you know that scones could be served any time of the day?

April 22, 2015
Little River County, Ark. –

Scones are commonly served in England at teatime.  In Scotland, scones may be consumed with coffee in the morning time, with soup or salad at lunch, at afternoon tea, or even at dinner time. Scones are a delicious addition to any snack or meal. Scones are becoming more popular and are now available in many bakeries and coffee shops. Many scones are served like biscuits when you cut out the dough and bake them. At other times scones will be cut into pie shape triangles to be served. The texture of a scone is crumbly, while also moist and somewhat dense. The flavor should be subtle enough to pair with a topping, yet taste good alone as well. Scone recipes may include oatmeal, whole wheat or white flour. It may also be combined with milk, buttermilk, and usually fresh or dried fruit.

Use this recipe to make some fresh scones to serve at any time of the day!


1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup milk
¼ cup sour cream
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
**You may add ½ cup dried raisins or any dried fruit if desired

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or between two knives. You may stir in fruit at this point if you choose to use fruit. Mix together ½ cup milk and ¼ cup sour cream in a measuring cup. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, and stir gently until well blended. Avoid overworking the dough!
3. With floured hands, pat scone dough into balls 2-3 inches across depending on what size you want. Place onto a greased baking sheet and flatten lightly. Let the scones barely touch each other. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Let them rest for 10 minutes.
4. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the oven until the tops are golden brown. Break each scone apart or slice in half. Serve with butter or jam if desired.  Makes 8 medium-sized scones.

Please join us at our next cooking club meeting on Monday, May 11th at 5:30 PM. We will meet at Cossatot in the Millwood Room.  We will have a new recipe to sample and will plan to discuss new recipes and freezer cooking / batch cooking recipes to save time and money!  Call 870-898-7224 if you are interested in joining us!

If you would like more information about healthy foods, please call the Little River County Extension office at (870) 898-7224 or email  Always feel free to stop by our office at 1411 N Constitution Ave in Ashdown to receive more information. The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas Research and Extension. The Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.
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By Celeste Scarborough
County Extension Agent - FCS
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Celeste Scarborough
County Extension Agent - FCS
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
1411 N Constitution Ave Ashdown AR 71822
(870) 898-7224

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