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English Scones

2 cups flour
½ tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. butter
½ cup sour cream
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
½ tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a baking sheet. Sift flour into a bowl with sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the butter and work with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine the eggs, cream and vanilla in a bowl. Add to the flour mixture and stir until moistened. Flour your hands well. Working quickly, lightly pat the dough into an 8-inch round. With a sharp knife, score the round into 8 wedges. (Dough can also be rolled and cut into biscuit shapes.) Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove scones to a wire rack and cool for a few minutes. Cut along the score marks and serve warm with butter, preserves or clotted cream. Makes 8 scones.