Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A few weeks ago, my friend Lisa and her family came to have brunch with us. She brought these delicious butterscotch scones, and I just couldn't help myself and had to make a batch to share with all of you... so delicious, so gooey and the best part, so easy to make!!!
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3/4 tspn. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled butter, diced
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chilled heavy whip cream
1 large egg
Preheat your oven to 375ºF. In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the cold butter and mix at the lowest speed until the butter is the size of peas. Mix in chips. In a measuring cup, whisk together the heavy whip cream and egg. Gradually add the cream mixture into the dry ingredients until combined. Do not over-mix.
Dump the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead it into a ball. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. You should see small bits of butter in the dough. Keep moving the dough on the floured board so it doesn't stick. Flour a large square plain or fluted cutter and cut squares of dough. Place the scones on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Collect the scraps neatly, roll them out, and cut more squares.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are browned and the insides are fully baked. The scones will be firm to the touch.
(*) I baked mine only 15 minutes for a more gooey texture.
Source: Recipe courtesy of "Bon Appetit" - Slightly adapted.