Simple Scones

Simple Scones

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    cups flour

  • cup sugar, plus 1 tsp. sugar

  • 1

    tsp baking powder

  • ¼

    tsp. baking soda

  • ½

    tsp. salt

  • 1

    stick frozen unsalted butter

  • ½

    cup raisins

  • ½

    cup sour cream

  • 1

    large egg

Directions

Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and preheat to 400 degrees. 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. In a small bowl, wisk sour cream and egg until smooth. 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. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 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 lined with parchment paper about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cranberry Orange Scones: follow recipe adding a generous teaspoon of finely grated orange rind to dry ingredients and substituting dried cranberries for the raisins. Lemon Blueberry Scones: Follow recipe adding teaspoon of grated lemon rind to dry ingredients and substituting dried blueberries for the raisins. Cherry Almond Scones: Follow recipe adding 1/2 tsp. almond extract to sour cream and substituting dried cherries for the raisins.


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