Linden Tree Inn

Linden Tree Inn
Linden Tree Inn, Rockport, MA

Friday, July 22, 2016

With the advent of a brand-new look for our website coming soon, we are going to get back to posting our favorite recipes, photos and interesting Rockport happenings here Under the Linden Tree.....

To get started, I am going to repost a recipe that I posted over on our Facebook page.....and on our website....what better recipes there to get started with "legendary" scone recipe!!! 


Melt in your mouth ( heavenly )Scones
1 ¾ cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter ( 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon)
1 egg, beaten
6-8 tablespoons heavy cream
½ cup dried fruits or mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 400 degrees
Sift flour with sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter with pastry blender or two knives method till crumbly. 
Stir in your dried fruits, or nuts or chocolate chips or what ever you are using to flavor your scones. I like to add a lot of "mix-ins" so don't skimp!
Beat egg with a bit of the heavy cream, Add egg/cream mixture and remaining 6-8 tablespoons heavy cream and mix till it forms a dough, I like it to be a bit on the sticky side. Add as much heavy cream as you need to get it to the right consistency, the scones should hold their shape well when dropped on cookie sheet. I start with a wooden spoon and then use my hands (just washed and clean of course!!) knead gently about 10 times....drop spoonfuls of your desired size on an ungreased cookie sheet, cook in 400 degree oven, (again, I use my hands to make the size scone I like, but you can determine which method works best for you!!) cook about 10 to 14 minutes, your oven time may vary.
Enjoy them warm from the oven. Serve with butter and jam, or be decadent and serve with whipped or clotted cream!
If you have any leftover, you can warm them up in the oven (400 degrees for 5 minutes) for a few minutes and they will freshen up nicely.
They also freeze well. Place them in a ziplock freezer bag and put them in the freezer the day they are baked. Take out either the night before and place in fridge to thaw, or several hours before serving thaw them on the counter. Reheat in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes. Enjoy!!!

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