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If You Can Dream It, You Can Make It.


Measure up and mix.

It’s good hand exercise.

Like gardening, you get to mingle with the essentials of life.

If that’s not a recipe for handing down knowledge, what is.

Don’t be afraid to get dirty.


Once the mix and moisture is right, the scone gang takes over.

This is where further evaluation happens.

If it’s not right, it goes back to the mixer.

It’s best to have two mixers going so no one gets the full blame for a bad mix.

Make sure there’s enough room. You don’t want a scone dough fight breaking out.


The scone gang flattens the dough and decides the size.

Since scones come in all sizes, you need a good cutter.

The nested cutters shown make a uniform scone.

They’re also fun stand alone objects to move around on the table.


The final touch before moving to the pre-bake area.

Sprinkle a little grated cheese over the raw scones.

If you feel creative, add your own topping.

The beauty of the scone is it’s impossible to make a wrong choice.


Waiting in line for the oven.

If you’re cooking dozens for an event like the Highland Games, avoid overlapping bake times.

You’ll be tempted to speed things up, but don’t add two sheets of scones to the oven at different times.

Daughters of the British Empire have scone-cred to protect. No bad scones means no shortcuts.


Next scone up.

Give them room to breath and expand.

Since all ovens are different, make sure you test the first batch and time and temp.


Happy scones in their new home.

These have plenty of rise in them.

Be sure to check for done.


Not too under-done, or over-done.

Since they keep cooking you need to bring them out a little early.

Taken out too late and you’ve got a dry scone without full flavor.

Do know someone who needs some scone power?

Send this link to them.

If the idea of scratch cooking is too intimidating, find a bag of scone mix.



Don’t be a scone hero or a scone snob. Instead, get busy and make a batch.

Make sure you include your millennial.

Leave a comment to say how it worked out.

Inquiring baby boomers want to know.

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