Grandma Otto’s Almond Scones

August 19, 2015

Almond Scones

Hi Friends,

This is my mother’s scone recipe.  She has been making them for decades – I remember waking up to the smell of scones when I was a kid.

Recipe for Grandma Otto’s Almond Scones

Grandma's Homemade Almond Scones

Ingredients:

– 2 cups flour & a bit extra

– 1/2 cup sugar & a bit extra

– 2 tsp baking powder

– 1/4 tsp baking soda

– 1/2 cup cold butter

– 1/2 + 1/8 cup of buttermilk

– 1 Tablespoon almond flavoring

– 2 handfuls of almond slivers

– 1 cup milk chocolate OR dried sour cherries

Almond scones from scratch

Directions: 

– 2 cups flour

– 1/2 cup sugar

– 2 tsp baking powder

– 1/4 tsp baking soda

– 1/2 cup cold butter – cut into small pieces

Blend all these ingredients in food processor 

How to Make Almond Scones

Add: 

– 1/2 + 1/8 cup of buttermilk

– 1 Tablespoon almond flavoring

Blend in food processor

Makes 12 scones

Next: 

– Pour into a large bowl

– Add 1 cup of milk chocolate chips or sour dried cherries

– Mix in by hand

– Pat dough into a ball & kneed on a lightly floured surface for 5 – 6 turns

– Divide dough into two parts

– Flatten into a 5″ circle wide

– sprinkle with sugar & slivered almonds

– Cut into 6 pieces

– place on cookie sheets

– Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes – or until golden brown

Enjoy!

Grandma Otto’s scones are perfect for any occasion. They are great to share on Saturday morning with the family, to package up and gift to friends, to snack on while entertaining, for tea parties, and the list goes on!

Happy Baking & Love to you,

Alex Shorter

West Coast Shorter Wife