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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The "Easy" Perfect Scone

Blueberry Scones
& Other Variations

1 Cup regular sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
4 Cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tsp. cream of tarter
3/4 tsp. salt
1 Cup butter (cold)
1 egg slightly beaten
1 cup raisins (optional/see note)

1. In a small bowl, blend sour cream and baking soda, set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease baking sheet.
3. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tarter, and salt. Cut in cold butter. Stir sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in raisins (optional) or other fruits/chocolate chips/nuts, etc.
4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly (do not over-work). Divide dough in half. Pat into two 3/4 inch thick rounds. Cut into wedges and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown on the bottom.

Note: I have tried this recipe using chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries, and dried or fresh blueberries instead of raisins and they worked wonderfully. (Pictured are fresh blueberry scones) The top of the scones can be sprinkled with sugar or brushed lightly with egg wash before baking if desired.

8 comments:

  1. I'll have to try this recipe. I'm just not good at making them. Thanks for sharing. You blog is lovely.
    Linda

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  2. They look great. I have made scones twice and they came out good so I'm ready for another attempted at it...this will be nice. Thank you for sharing. Happy Friday with love Janice

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  3. Ooh, these look yummy -- I'll have to put your recipe to the test! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. I have a very similar recipe from an English family member that I have used for years with fool proof results. It works with any kind of goodies as well. When the kids were younger, they liked them with chopped up leftover Halloween candy!
    Ruth

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  5. I love scones with my tea and these look delicious!

    Have a good weekend,
    Carolyn

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  6. What a beautiful blog!! I love tea cups and teas...but unfortunately I lost all my tea pretties in our house fire. But I sure enjoyed looking at your pictures. I love the scone recipe and we will try it! I used to love making clotted cream too. So yummy!

    Anyway, you asked to be on The Knee Team. I will have you added. I was just going to open it up on the blog again. So you will see a post about it soon! It is an awesome group of women who committed to praying for private requests. They receive emails regularly for specific needs. Thank you for asking! ~Linny

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  7. omg yum! visiting via french country cottage.

    would love to have you stop over to my kate spade giveaway!

    http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

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  8. Tea houses are lovely, but there is nothing like a homemade scone with loved ones.

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