Everyone has something they can turn to when they are feeling down, right? Some people play sports or exercise. Others do crafts or something creative. I like to write and cook. And write about cooking. And cook some more, then eat my results, then write about my eating habits.
I like to write about scones. I like talking about them, photographing them, looking at them, eating them, bragging about how easy it is to make scones. Because, let’s be completely honest, scones are the easiest things to make. Especially if you have a food processor. If you don’t have one, don’t fret. A fork, pastry cutter or your hands work equally as well.
I made these on a whim after a sufficient amount of begging for “special breakfast”. I kind of think scone purists may damn me, but I threw candy in here. Reese’s Pieces and M&Ms, to be exact. I had them on hand, I was tired of chocolate chips and I had a difficult audience to please. These aren’t the type of scones you’d serve to the Queen if she came to visit. They are the kind you serve to your quirky cousin or loud co-worker. They’ll appreciate your scone mockery.
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
- ½ cup Reese’s pieces
- ½ cup M&Ms
- ¾ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Add in the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- While on low, add in the milk until the dough just comes together. Do not over mix.
- Fold in Reese’s pieces and M&Ms.
- Transfer dough to a floured surface. Roll it out until it is 1½ inches thick. Use a square-shaped cookie cutter and cut the scones until you have no remaining dough. Place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until light golden brown. Set on a wire rack to cool.
For the record, sometimes things happen behind the scenes. It took 10 minutes and a strong set of hands to fend off this hungry fox dog.