Thursday, March 10, 2011
Black Raspberry Scones
I love everything about scones! their lightness, the texture, the flavors, and it's fun to make them. And you might be surprised how easy they are to prepare!
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup cream
Mix together and let set till the cream is soured, or I suppose you could simply use 1 cup prepared sour cream.
3½ cups all purpose flour (Gold Medal)
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 teaspoons baking powder
Mix dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
¾ cup unsalted butter, grated*
*Grate the butter and mix into flour mixture by hand.
*Crumbling it together till the butter shreds are pea sized (approximate) and evenly coated with the dry ingredients.
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix gently till all the dry ingredients are wet. If it seems too dry add small amounts of milk till the consistency is right.
1 cup frozen berries of your choice
Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times. Then pat into a circle about 1 inch thick.
Cut into wedges or shape of your choice and transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Don't put them too close together because they spread a good bit as they bake.
Brush with milk.
Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Bake @ 425° for 20 minutes.
*This proceedure also works for mixing pie crust. In my opinion it's less time consuming.
I had some Lemon Curd in my refrigerator that I had bought a while ago that I warmed up a bit and served with them. Perfect! They were so delicious!!
Try them, you will not be disappointed! If you live close to me, I would be more than happy to make them for you! ☺