Easy Scones: Let’s Get Cooking–Prescott, Arizona

Hilary and Arwinn making "Easy Scones"

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.

Mix –

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 egg

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.

Hilary with scones - hot from the oven

Hilary, Jason, & Arwinn, a sweet, young family

What more is there to do in Prescott,  besides eat delicious scones and enjoy the energy of a bright three-year old?

Arwinn, Barry, and Hilary play instruments

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.

Prescott College

Barry in the Prescott College Library, a wonderful place for a rainy afternoon

This mile-high town, south of the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff,  has a cowboy feel to it.

Beautiful vistas near Prescott, AZ

Check out the college, the town,– and Hilary and Arwinn’s great scones.  Enjoy.  Aloha, Renee



About reneeriley

Our blog was begun as a way to share our experiences in China. From August 2010 to July 2011, my husband, Barry Kristel, and I were at our University of Hawaii Maui College sister school, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University in Lin'an, China, a city considered rural because it has only 500,000 people! We had a wonderful time. Then in February 2012, we returned to teach this time at our other sister school, Shanghai Normal University, in a city of over 21 million people. We've made many discoveries. Did you know that now Chinese girls, at least the ones who go to university, for the most part feel they are luckier than the Chinese boys? Did you know that Shanghai saved over 20,000 European Jews during WWII? Do you know how Chinese university students would deal with problems that come up in Dear Abby letters? What's it like to be on the Great Wall of China? Do you know how many Chinese girls had their feet bound and why? And we have recipes from many of the places we've visited. Among others, you can find instructions on how to fry cicadas from one of my ZAFU students and how to make chocolate-Kahlua waffles from my brother Mike in Gainesville. You can also look back to our earliest entry to see what we experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2006 during the mainly peaceful six months of protest until the Mexican government sent in the troops. Between our stays in China, Barry and I have been on the Mainland U.S. visiting family, friends and Servas hosts as we traveled home to Maui. We share those experiences too. Welcome to our blog! Aloha and Zài Jiàn, Renée and Barry

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