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Dad's Scones


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  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 egg white (save yolk for top)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Put flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in large bowl. cut in shorting.

Step 2

Add milk and egg whites while stirring with fork.

Step 3

Roll out dough on floured surface with rolling pin. coat top with egg yolk and cut into triangles. Dust top with granulated sugar if wanted. Bake in oven until golden brown.


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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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