As you all have probably figured out by now, I really enjoy baking. If it uses flour and butter, I probably like it. Sometimes, baking can be a real pain: it can take a long time, use a lot of ingredients, use expensive ingredients, be finicky, etc. And sometimes, it can be super quick and easy.
Scones are one such quick and easy recipe! Well, this particular scone recipe, anyways. There are certainly more laborious recipes out there.
My family has a long history of absolutely loving the scones you can buy once a year at the Puyallup Fair (now known as the Washington State Fair). They’re so good. They’re warm, and soft, with a crisp outer shell – and when you pair them with a berry jam, you’ve achieved perfection! They sell an instant mix at Costco you can use to replicate them super easily. It’s, like, five minutes of assembly and ten minutes of cooking, and you’ve got a bunch of delicious scones to enjoy.
I haven’t yet been to Japanese Costco, so I’m not sure if they sell that wonderful instant mix here. But I had a hankering for some fair scones, so I made do.
You can make them from scratch, of course, and they hardly take any extra time at all. So, that’s what I did! And boy, did they pay off.
I might’ve kneaded them a couple times too many, because the texture isn’t an exact match, but the flavor and everything else was perfect and delicious. My tiny microwave oven can only make a handful of scones at a time, so they have to be baked in two batches. But the whole bake still only took about an hour and resulted in a container of sweet, delicious scones that pair perfectly with cherry jam. What a happy day!
Don’t be afraid to start baking, guys. Not everything is as fussy as macarons. You can always start with something easy yet wonderful like scones. Just be sure to share!