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Simple Scones
Yields 8
Oh My!  I have found a wonderful scone recipe.  These are delightful treats!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
  7. 1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants) (I substituted chocolate chips)
  8. 1/2 cup sour cream (I substituted plain lowfat yogurt)
  9. 1 large egg
Instructions
  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
  4. 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.)
  5. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.
Variations
  1. Cranberry-Orange Scones  - Follow the recipe for Simple Scones, adding a generous teaspoon of finely grated orange rind (zest) to the dry ingredients and substituting dried cranberries for the raisins.
  2. Lemon-Blueberry Scones  - Follow the recipe for Simple Scones, adding a generous teaspoon of finely grated lemon rind (zest) to the dry ingredients and substituting dried blueberries for the raisins.
  3. Cherry-Almond Scones - Follow the recipe for Simple Scones, adding 1/2 tsp. almond extract to the sour cream mixture and substituting dried cherries for the raisins.
Adapted from USA Weekend - Pam Anderson
Adapted from USA Weekend - Pam Anderson
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Comments
  • Lorrie

    I made them for Father’s Day breakfast – they were great! Thanks for the recipe!!

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