3.13.2011

The Best Scones You've Ever Tasted

Cranberry/Blueberry/Orange/Lemon Scones to be exact!
These scones are literally so delicious that my mouth is watering as I type...
  • Your Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries and 1/2 cup craisins)
  • zest of 1 orange
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg

-Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

-In a medium bowl, mix: flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt

-Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater (I had never done this before and it felt so cool!)

-Use your fingers to work in butter and then add blueberries, craisins, orange & lemon zest

-In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.

-Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)

-Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. of sugar. 

-Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles and place on a cookie greased cookie sheet

-Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. 


Serve warm with butter.
And you can thank me later :)

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    2 comments:

    Lyuba B. said...

    These sound really good. I love scones :)
    Come check me out as well at
    http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

    HOMEmomMADE said...

    ooooooh, yum. I've never made nor had scones. Looks simple enough. I'll have to try to get the ingredients soon (before I forget) lol

    Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition Fridays if you like.

    ~ Christy

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