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Ingredients for 15 scones:

3 1/2 cups unbleached flour

4 ounces unsalted butter at room temperature

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk

Yolk of 1 egg

 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a bake sheet with parchment or butter and flour it.

 

  • Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a mixer, food processor or mixing bowl. Cut up the butter into small pieces and blend it into the dry ingredients until the texture is granular.

 

  • Turn this mixture into a bowl and slowly incorporate the milk with a fork. Gather the dough into a ball and place it on a lightly floured work surface. Dust the dough lightly with flour and roll it out 1/2" thick. Use a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass to cut circles in the dough. Lift biscuits onto the bakesheet. Stir a few drops of milk into the egg yolk and coat the top of each scone with this wash.

 

  • Bake for 15 minutes, until the scones are fully risen and lightly browned. Cool on a rack.