Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Scones

For some reason I just really wanted some scones last night.  So I found the following recipe and it's fan-tas-tic.  These scones are amazing.  I really love having a treat that comes together so quickly with such gourmet results.  Just so you know this recipe, which comes from allrecipes.com, has over 600 reviews averaging at 5 stars.  Daaang!  




Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg


Directions

  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. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.

Note:  I omitted raisins and added dried blueberries, poppy seeds and some almond extract to the sour cream mixture.  There are plenty of suggestions for additions and customizations for this recipe on their site, found here.  


And if that isn't treat enough, I also took advantage of this recipe card generator at Skip to my Lou where I've been printing out pretty recipes all weekend long that look like this:  

{Found via How About Orange...}  

Scones and pretty recipe cards?  Yeah, that does sound a little pretentious but I promise I only showered once this whole weekend and even wore dirty pants to our Memorial Day picnic because they were comfy.  Better?   

6 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha. I liked the top half of this post because it has to do with baking. I like the bottom half because I miss you.

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  2. So do your recipe cards come out blurry? Mine always look darling as a PDF and then when I print them they are a little hazy. I've only tried the blue one, though. Maybe the green would be better.

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  3. I have to say fried scones are my favorite, but these look delicious.

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  4. Haha, somehow that IS better! Now I feel like even someone like me can make those delicious scones. Maybe sometime this week!

    PS I baked some cookies last week and as I enjoyed them I thought, these are stinkin' good, but I could really go for some B & Miggy cookies. No one does it like you two!

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  5. Reags--thanks lady. i miss you too!

    Alissa--I already told you about this, but for anyone else out there...yes they were a little blurry. But since I printed them on textured paper, I just figured that was what happened.

    Ellen--Yes fried scones are delish as well...but I could see you liking these.

    Deb--I knew you'd like that. Aw, I'm glad someone misses our incessant baking. Next time we meet up we're making cookies.

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  6. Trifle Recipe Cards was created out of a desire to provide recipe cards that are unique, affordable and adorable. Our recipe cards are designed, customized, personalized, and printed right here in the USA. Each recipe card is made with premium card stock and water resistant ink to ensure they withstand the rigors of your kitchen.

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