Solving life's little ills with baked goods

A bit of a rougher day at work yesterday. I was tired, the kids were crazy and unusually destructive, and someone — despite being put onto the potty every five minutes after snack — managed to sneakily poop her drawers again.

But hey, at least we made scones.

Rich Scones (1 doz.)


2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold margarine
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
milk, for brushing
sugar, for dusting

Mix dry ingredients with a fork. Add wet ingredients and mix to form a soft dough.

Pat dough into two six-inch rounds and place on baking sheet. Score to make 6 pie-wedges on each round. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 15 minutes at 425F or until risen or golden brown. Serve with jam or whipped cream, or just furtively eat by yourself as you hide from the toddlers. Good either way!