Easy Scones: Let’s Get Cooking–Prescott, Arizona
When Hilary and her husband, Jason, were studying art on Cyprus, they got this easy scone recipe from the British folks living there.
Preheat oven – 350 degrees.
2 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Cut in –
8 Tbs. butter–cold
Stir in –
Dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries (optional–soak overnight in white wine)
In a separate bowl, mix –
1/2 c. plain yogurt
Stir two mixtures together — lightly
– use your hands to press dough together until most of the dry mix is integrated (don’t overdo)
– flatten into rectangles, cut into triangles
Bake about 15 minutes until lightly brown.
What more is there to do in Prescott, besides eat delicious scones and enjoy the energy of a bright three-year old?
On one rainy afternoon, we checked out Prescott College, known for its sustainability majors, environment, social justice, and adventure education programs.
The school implements innovative ideas, so students often design their own programs. For the first three weeks of the fall term, freshmen go camping together. The school sponsors an urban farming experiment: everything there can be traded, donated, or even just taken.
This mile-high town, south of the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, has a cowboy feel to it.
Check out the college, the town,– and Hilary and Arwinn’s great scones. Enjoy. Aloha, Renee