An Unexpected Cookbook: Hot Buttered Scones

A review of Hot Buttered Scones from “An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery.”

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Hot Buttered Scones

My aunt makes the most amazing scones I’ve ever tasted in my life, so needless to say I had high expectations for this recipe.

The process is simple: combine the dry ingredients, then work in butter with your fingers until the dough is crumbly, and finally add milk.

The dough is then pressed (not rolled) out flat, and circles are cut into the dough with a circle-shaped cookie cutter (or the top of a wine glass in my case!).

They then bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

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Taste: 7/10

These were good, but a little bland in my opinion.  Salt certainly would have helped, and so would additional butter.

Difficulty: Average20181208_122834

While not very difficult, it does take some skill to flatten out the dough and cut shapes without the dough sticking to everything.

Cost: Cheap

Ingredients here are mostly found in your kitchen already, except  for maybe the cream of tartar.  Other ingredients include flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, butter, and milk.

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