Sunday, March 10, 2013

Simple Sundays: Scones

Scones and tea seem to be the thing to do right now - I hosted a tea on Wednesday night and now I am signed up to make scones for a tea tasting next Saturday!  I plan on using this recipe for scones and whipping up some cream to go with them. Enjoy!

Mixed Berry Scones

2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 teaspoons Baking powder
2 tablespoons Sugar
1/4 cup Cold butter
1/2 cup Dried Berries *
1/2 cup Half and half or cream
1 Egg -- beaten

* Note: Soak berries in hot water for 1/2 hour. Drain.

Sift the dry ingredients together. 

 Cut the butter into the dry ingredients, using a pastry blender. 
Add the drained berries to the flour mixture. 
Mix the half-and-half with the beaten egg and stir into the flour mixture. Use a fork and do not over mix. It should take only a few turns to get dough. 
Divide the dough into three balls and pat each out into a 1/2-inch-thick circle. 
Cut each  into four triangular scones. 
Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 450 degrees for  about 12 minutes or until golden brown. 
Serve with cream. 
Makes 12 scones.

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