Assignment: Royal scone smackdown
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Created April 19, 2011 by
Here at CNN, we’re looking for the perfect scone to complement our royal wedding viewing party.
So join us in the kitchen and strut your stuff! The ingredients are up to you -- savory, sweet, buttery, nutty, fruity, classically minimalist or loaded up with goodies. Just make sure they’re delicious. Then, between now and Monday, April 25, share a photo of your culinary creation along with a link to the recipe (or if it's an original, tell us the recipe itself).
We’ll feature the best submissions on CNN.com or Eatocracy.
To kick things off, here’s a vintage recipe from our friends at Eatocracy:
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup cream, or milk and water in equal parts
Mix and sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Work in butter with tips of fingers; add eggs well beaten (reserving a small amount of unbeaten egg white) and cream. Toss on a floured board, pat and roll to three-fourths inch in thickness. Cut in squares, brush with reserved white, sprinkle with sugar, and bake in a hot oven (around 425 degrees) 15 minutes.
Source: The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merrit Farmer (1896)
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