A Recipe Remembered

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I just baked off some scones from Kay's recipe box. I miss her very much. She was one of a kind, selfless and giving. Whenever we needed help, she would always be there to initiate 'unpacking' efforts in a new home, or watch the kids when we had to travel. She was independent and reliable, and I could count on her for good advice. I just wish that we had the chance to pay her back. She passed away too soon. I know Ed misses his mom; we all do.

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Kay would always have something homemade for breakfast. This recipe is easy to make, so you won't be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. They are a delicious snack and also present well as a gift. Don't be afraid to substitute different ingredients for the chocolate, try blueberries or chopped up ham and cheese!

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Kay's Scones


-2 cups of all-purpose flour

-1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

-1/2 teaspoon baking soda

-1/4 teaspoon salt

-1/4 cup cold, unsalted butter cut into small pieces

-3/4 cup chilled buttermilk

-1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Have an non-greased baking sheet ready. Sift the flour with the sugar, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the chocolate chips and toss to mix. Pour in the buttermilk all at once and stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are moistened and a dough forms.

On a floured board, pat the dough into a circle that is 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 2 inch shapes with a biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet. Re-roll leftover dough and cut with biscuit cutter. Bake until well-risen and golden, about 13 minutes. 

Makes 12 scones

Recipe by Kay Crotty circa 1949

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If you are interested in more recipes like this stay tuned for my new cookbook coming soon!

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