Scones are one of those things people love or hate. I think the first one I had was super dry with no flavour and didn't try one after that for years. I recently on a skype isolation video call with family discovered my sister in law made some scones. My ears perked up when I heard they were really good. So I asked her for the recipe.
I changed a few things. First I added olive oil because I shortchanged the butter so figured olive oil would do. Instead of half cup of butter I did 1/4 cup of butter and 1/4 cup of olive oil. I added yogurt instead of sour cream. I also added Dates and a dash of vanilla extract but I guess you could add anything you want to the mix.
Here is the recipe:
2 Cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Dates
1/2 cup sour cream (I added yogurt)
1 large egg
Using a fork, stir liquid mixture into the dry mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
Melt butter and add to sour cream and egg mixture.
Using a fork, stir liquid mixture into dry mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7 to 8 inch circle about ¾ inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles. Place on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15-17 min. Cool for 5 min. And serve warm at room temperature.