Afternoon Tea at The Brown Palace is not complete without one of our in-house baked scones. With that in mind we would like to present you with a recipe straight from our kitchen at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa: Brown Palace scones. These scones are perfect for an afternoon treat with your tea or an indulgence after dinner. They are incredibly easy to prepare and still deliver amazing flavor. Check out the recipe below and enjoy!
Brown Palace Scones
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
5 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sugar
3 eggs, plus additional egg for egg wash
1/4 cup buttermilk
Mix flour and baking powder. Cut butter into flour mixture. Add the sugar, eggs and buttermilk and blend just until mixture comes together. Do not overmix. Chill in bowl for at least one hour.
Roll out chilled dough onto floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Using biscuit cutter, cut 2 1/2-inch circles. Brush with egg wash (whisk together one egg plus one tablespoon of water). Place scones on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for fifteen minutes or until golden brown. Yields eighteen scones.