Inspired by the movie: High School Musical
Whether you're looking for a breakfast treat your kids can eat on the go or a satisfying snack that's ready after class, homemade scones fit the bill. Plus they're fun for aspiring bakers to help make -- just ask Wildcat basketball star Zeke Baylor. Made with sweetened red cranberries and white chocolate chips, this version pays tribute to East High's colors, but you can experiment with just about any dried fruit you like and/or substitute nuts for the candy.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons chilled butter
- 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup cream
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Sift together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut the butter into pat-size pieces and drop them into the dry ingredients. Using clean hands, rub the butter evenly into the flour until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
3. Whisk together the cream and the beaten egg in a small bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the cream and egg into it. Stir until the dough pulls together (it will be sticky).
4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat it into an 8-inch-wide circle. Slice the circle into 8 pie slice shaped wedges and arrange them on a baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart.
5. Bake the scones for 15 to 17 minutes, until the top turns light brown, and then let them cool on the baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes. Transfer the scones to a wire rack. Enjoy them warm or cool.