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.

Then add:
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
Soured cream

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! ☺

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Be Blessed!

1 comment:

  1. Ummm, these sound delicious! Think I'll try them tomorrow. Have some sour cream I need to use.