Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I LOVE scones, so I usually make these for breakfast or even as an afternoon snack with a nice hot cup of tea.
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1 T. baking powder
1/4 c. plus 1 T. sugar, divided
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. raisins
1/2 c. plus 1 T. whipping cream, divided
1 egg, beaten
Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and 1/4 cup sugar; cut in butter. Fold in raisins, then mix in 1/2 cup cream and egg. Roll dough into a 3/4-inch thick circle; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with remaining cream and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden. Cut into wedges. Makes 8 servings.
So there's what you need to make these scones, you can tell by the ingredients that it's good but also fattening, but who cares right?
First we mix in the flour, the baking powder and salt
Then we pull out the knife and hack away at the butter....it's so violent in here sometimes LOL
Now jokes aside, you CUT in the butter.
In go the raisins, now I LOVE raisins so I find that the 1/4 cup is not enough for me, but just go by whatever you like.
Add one beaten egg
Then comes my favorite thing, the whipping cream.......dagnabit why does it have to be so fattening, I could easily eat it on everything, or chug it down just like that. Well, maybe not but still, it's too darn good.
This is my dough before rolling it into a circle. Now one thing, I usually have to add a little bit more cream otherwise I find the dough too dry.
Whatever, another reason to use more cream, it's fine by me LOL
Roll the dough into a thick 3/4 inch circle......sit back and stare at it for a bit because you realize from this angle it looks like a huge chocolate chip cookie. Trick the kids into believing it really is one and watch their faces when they realize it's raisins and not chocolate chips LOL
Brush 1 T. whipping cream over top
Sprinkle with 1 T. sugar, or more if you think it's not enough. What? I like sugar ok?
Bake in a 400º degree oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges.....then grab one while it's hot, slice it in half and slather on butter. That's what I DO!