Mrs. Macnab’s Scones
42 mins (prep 30, cooking 12)
7 ingredients
16 servings
This recipe is from my favorite celebrity baker, Nick Malgieri! I had the privilege to meet him, and taste his baked goods that he prepared for us, at a baking class in Chapel Hill NCNICKS NOTES:The recipe is deceptively simple—the whole success of these scones lies in not handling the dough too much so that it doesn’t toughen. Mix them with a light hand, and they will be excellent.. He is excellent, and so is his baking!This is a famous Scottish scone recipe, which I have adapted from The Scots Kitchen by F. Marian McNeill (Blackie and Son, 1929-1955). Mrs. Macnab was a farm wife at Ballater, not far from Balmoral, the summer residence of the British royal family. During her lifetime in the late nineteenth century, many of the dignitaries visiting Balmoral, including King Frederick of Prussia, came to tea at Mrs. Macnab’s farmhouse because of the excellence of her scones. Now we can all enjoy them! SERVING: Serve the scones warm from the oven, but not red-hot, with butter or whipped cream and preserves or marmalade.STORAGE: Keep the leftovers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or freezer and warm them up in the oven or toaster oven before eating. (Leftover scones are not fit for guests, however.)This actually makes 4 cakes of 4 scones each, or 16 individual scones

Categories:  <-60-mins , quick-breads , scones , healthy , breads , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (25.92 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 46.02 Calories from Fat 32.67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.63g 89.42%
Saturated Fat 2.26g 181.02%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 10.06mg 53.63%
Sodium 118.51mg 79.0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.04g 16.22%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.12%
Sugars 2.78 g %
Protein 0.65g 20.67%
Vitamin A 123.98IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 77.23mg% Iron 0.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unbleached all-purpose flour, large egg


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