Family Recipes: Now & Then

Selected recipes - some from family, friends and papers, ancestors and unknown sources. No guarantees: some of these are tried-and-true, others are just 'tried' recipes. #history #food

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ma Higgins' Scones

Ann Charity Tilton (Higgins) - probably NY Times

Ma's Scones (plain and delicious)
2 c flour
½ c sugar
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
½ c shortening
2 slightly beaten eggs
¼ c milk
~Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
The recipe calls for a non-stick cookie sheet.
~ Mix dry ingredients.
~Cut in shortening to mixture with a pastry blender (or 2 knives).
  ~Add remaining ingredients.
~Mix all with a fork.
~ Turn out onto floured board, flatten (1/2 in thick) and cut into triangles.
  ~Bake on non-stick cookie sheet at 375 degrees F about 20 minutes.
~ Let cool on rack before eating.
“Ma’s Scones” produces the perfect scone for tea.

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