Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sunrise Scones

Yumm. Made scones for brunch today. These have been a family favorite for years and years, but I haven't made them in a long time. The recipe comes from an old Pampered Chef's "Recipes from the Heart" cookbook:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (or 375 convect). Then combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs (I usually cut the butter into chunks and then use my hands to crumble it in the flour mixture). Add the raisins (or craisins, or pretty much any dried fruit you want). Then gently mix in the sour cream and milk. Gently! Add a bit more milk if you're having trouble coating all the flour, but don't overmix it. Then pat it out on a lightly floured surface until it's about 1 inch thick. At this point I usually baste it with an egg and sprinkle sugar on it, because they're even more awesome that way. Sugar or not, you're gonna bake them for 12-15 minutes or until they're lightly browned. Let them cool for a bit and then stuff your face! They're best fresh. 

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