Updated: Jan 14, 2020
I have been making and teaching this recipe since before I was doing sourdough consistently, and sometimes it is just the thing I want! It's also a super easy one to teach to kids, which I have done with all ages. The only part I help the littler guys with is actually the "secret" step :) For me, the only difference between scones and biscuits is if/how you flavor them and how you cut them. Though to be fair, you won't catch me cutting round biscuits anyway. They're pointless- extra work, you end up with a hockey puck at the end from all the dough you had to rework and the cutting process keeps them from lifting as well as they may have. Mine are usually square or triangle instead, whatever is easiest with what I'm doing.
As scones, these work great to flavor any way your heart can desire! Today was cranberry orange, honey filled (they wanted honey in the middle!) and pizza with parmesan and Italian herbs. You could also do garlic cheddar, or bacon jalapeno, or green chili and cheese or pumpkin spice or chocolate chip or anything else you can come up with. And kids are infinitely creative when I tell them this ;) So now, the recipe.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 TBSP sugar (more if desired for sweet scones)
1 tsp salt
2-3 tsp baking powder (somewhat depending on your other ingredients)
1 stick (1/2 cup) very cold butter
3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
Optional seasonings or flavorings as desired
1. Mix ogether dry ingredients in mixing bowl.