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    Easy Scones




    I love scones and would buy them when I grabbed coffee all the time. I thought they were really complicated but they aren't! Now I always make them and have come up with several yummy combinations.

    Basic scone

    2 cups AP flour
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    8 Tb unsalted butter, frozen
    1/2 - 2/3 cup "combo ingredients"
    1/2 cup sour cream (or greek yogurt works well too)
    1 large egg

    "Combo ingredients"
    - dried cranberries and orange zest
    - white chocolate chips and lemon zest
    - blueberries and lemon zest
    - dried tropical fruit mix

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
    2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    3. Grate butter or pinch off small pieces into flour mixture. Use your fingers to work in the butter until coarse clumps form.
    4. Mix in "combo ingredients" of choice
    5. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg
    6. Stir sour cream mix into flour/butter mixture until large dough clumps form.
    7. If you want them to look pretty, you can put dough on lightly floured surface, pat into a circle about an inch thick, and cut into triangles, then place on a baking sheet. (I just end up plopping equal sized clumps onto the baking sheet.) You can also sprinkle with some additional sugar.
    8. Bake until golden, 15-17 minutes. Cool a bit, then can serve warm or at room temp.

    I also like paring these with a little homemade lemon curd or grapefruit curd.
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    Last edited by LariP; 01-19-2013 at 08:36 PM.

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    Yum, I love scones. I made biscotti's once, so this will seem easy. Thanks
    If at first you don't succeed, do it your wife's way!

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    Yes, I made batches of biscotti over Christmas to give to friends and family and these scones are soooo much easier! Especially after you have made them a few times and don't even need to look at the recipe anymore!

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    Sadly I have never had a scone.

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    [MENTION=17]cali~jenn[/MENTION] - that needs to be remedied, stat! You need to make these or get someone to make them for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BioGirl71 View Post
    [MENTION=17]cali~jenn[/MENTION] - that needs to be remedied, stat! You need to make these or get someone to make them for you!
    Are they like buscuits? When it cools off some maybe I will give them a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    Are they like buscuits? When it cools off some maybe I will give them a try.
    Yes, like a cross between a biscuit and a tea bread. They are definitely wonderful for colder weather, with hot tea or coffee.

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