Since we're officially living in England now, my mom suggested I try yet another scone recipe. Why not?! These took the number two spot out of the three that I've tried (links: still in first and now third). Anyone else have a recipe to throw into the mix?!
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, cubed
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg white
1 tsp water
Combine first 4 ingredients. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
Whisk together cream, egg, and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter, and place on baking sheets.
Whisk together egg white and 1 teaspoon water; brush mixture over tops of scones. Sprinkle scones with additional sugar.
Bake at 425 for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown.