This recipe came to me by way of my friend Emily Howell (also a chiropractor) she said I could post it but should mention that it was originally a weight watchers recipe (though I think that is a different one she gave me once… this one has lard so not really WW friendly) – I have, as usual, made a few changes – but this base recipe for scones is one of the best ever. This time I added chocolate chips and crasins but usually I add white chocolate and blueberries – Leo says I need to get blueberries and white chocolate because that one is better… eat your chocolate cranberry scones kid… sheesh!
I do admit the white chocolate blueberry is better but this one ain’t bad either… you can also make these plain, with shredded cheese or any other mix of fun stuff! good luck and tell me your favourite combination!
Ingredients for scones
4 cups Flour
Baking powder – 6 teaspoons
salt – 2 teaspoons
sugar – 4 tablespoons
lard or shortening or margarine – 1 cup
1 1/3 cup milk and 2 eggs beaten
(and chocolate chips and crasins, or white chocolate chips and blueberries or whatever you like to add!)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix all dry ingredients. Add lard and blend with pastry blender. Add milk and egg and mix. Mix in chocolate/ fruit or your choice of stuff. Drop by handfuls onto cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake 12-15 minutes.
I hop you like these as much as we do – honestly the blueberry white chocolate ones are legendary. Friends of ours in London Ontario ask for them every time we visit or they visit us… The kids remember me mostly for my scones. Hey, its a good thing to remember! I’ll take it.