Recipe from Bites: Scones

by Jessie on August 21, 2011







If you like your scones moist and buttery, this is the recipe for you.  I know some people prefer them to be dry and crumbly but not me! These are like buttery heaven.

1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup raisins (optional)

In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in the raisins.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.

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Miss Jay August 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

This is nearly identical to my scone recipe, and they are so easy and super delicious. 1 tip, if you freeze the butter and use the large hole on your cheese grater to grate the butter, it works really well.

Also, it’s really versatile, my favorite flavor is white chocolate and craisin, but you can mix in just about any flavor combination you like instead of raisins. I often make them plain (bake with a sprinkle of sugar on top) and serve with jam.

You can also cut out most of the sugar and add in cheese and ham for a savory version. So good!!


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