Cooking with Sam: Scottish Drop Scones

Virtual Worldfest 2020

Sam, an SCI AmeriCorps member, walks you through baking Scottish Drop Scones. It is a recipe that her family loves and is very easy to make with your own spin! She tells you about the differences between these and other types of scones, some fun anecdotes about her family, and her favorite additions to this recipe.

Need:
-3 cups of flour
-1/3 cup of white/granulated sugar
-3/4 teaspoon of salt
-2/3 cup cold butter, cut in to small cubes
-2 eggs
-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (or your flavor of choice)
-1/2 to 2/3 cup of milk
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 whole lemon

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Add flour, sugar, salt, lemon zest, and baking powder in a large bowl and whisk gently to combine
3. Turn mixer on low to medium speed with dough hook attachment, slowly add cubed butter until butter has been cut into the size of a pea
4. Squeeze lemon juice in to bowl and add vanilla extract, while continuing to mix
5. Add eggs, continue mixing. Then add milk slowly, 2 tablespoons at a time until dough is sticky but still retains a shape on its own
6. Take a large spoonful of dough and drop on to parchment paper lined tray, repeat until out of dough
7. Brush heavy cream over the top (half anf half is an acceptable substitute)
8. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown on top