Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine scones

Valentine scones
Originally uploaded by Mary Anne Thygesen
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

6 tablespoon butter
1 egg, beaten
½ cup milk
Red food coloring

Heat oven to 425 F

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Mix together milk, egg and red food coloring, using enough red coloring to turn the milk red. Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Stirring until the dough just clings together. Kneed gently on floured surface, about 12 to 15 strokes. Cut dough in half. Roll each half into a circle. Place each circle on parchment line baking sheet. Cut circles into wedges. On outside edges cut the valentine shape. A v slit and a little forming does the trick. Bake in oven at 425 F for about 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 12 scones. Serve with jam.

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