Sunday, February 8, 2009

scones, from heaven!

I was off to a brunch, and those of you who know me well, know how I love to bake, cook, explore recipes. I get lost on just surfing and seeking out new things to make for the week. I have a few scones recipes of my own, but this one seemed to be easier.... so I tried it.

OH MY, OH MY! they were so "yumishious" ( one of my made up words this week... define: so much better than yummy that it gets two suffix forming adjectives to make it over and beyond what it really is!)
here is the recipe:

1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup raisins (optional)

In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in the raisins.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.

This recipe is a great starter- but to change it up a bit you can do all sorts of things at KNEADING TIME, I added fresh raspberries and while chocolate to one batch, and cashews and Carmel chips to the other. The possibilities are endless. What I didn't plan on was not bringing any home.... oh darn, it looks like I have to make them again soon.

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