Philosophy: Scones

Courtesy of Alex Wege

Philosophy classically has the stereotype that all we do is sit around and think. In reality, we sit around a coffee table with a nice cup of tea (or coffee) snacking on some crackers, cheese, maybe a bit of fruit, and, of course, some biscuits and scones. And who wouldn’t want to come chat if you made these scones for them?


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
    1 Tbsp baking powder 
  • ½  tsp salt 
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream 
  • ½ cup mini cinnamon chips (or dried cranberries, dried currants, or other additions)


Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the additions. Add heavy cream and mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Gather the dough into a ball and kneed gently 5-10 times Transfer to a lightly floured surface and flatten into an 8-inch round disc. Cut into desired shape and separate slightly. Brush the tops with cream or milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar or cinnamon. Bake at 425 degrees F until golden brown (12-15 minutes)