I've been experimenting with scones lately, so much so that I ran out of flour in record time. That almost never happens to me. I've been baking so much that I'm sort of teaching myself some expertise in certain areas. By no mean am I a classically trained pastry chef but I can whip up a mean batch of banana bread or berry scones from scratch! I recently did a baking demo in Boston and wanted to share the recipe that was an incredible success by all the taste testers! It was my first time using a glaze as well so I was over the mood excited with the positive reinforcement of my baked goodness!
2 cups of all purpose flour (and a little extra for surfaces)
2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup cold butter
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup of mixed berries, can be fresh or frozen
Directions, super easy:
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar).
- Cut butter into small pieces then "cut" into flour mixture with forks or pastry cutter. Tip: Use a cheese grater and very cold/frozen butter to "cut" butter in.
- Mix berries into the flour mixture.
- In a separate bowl, combine milk and sour cream.
- Pour the wet combo into dry and blend until a sticky mixture forms. Tip: Use your floured hands if necessary.
- Put on floured surface and roll out. *I simply pat with my hands and kept workin' the dough.
- You can use a round cutter or make triangles before moving to the lined baking sheet. *I used a cookie cutter
- Optional: Brush butter on top to add a crisp golden crust when baking
- Bake at 425 for about 15 minutes.
Have you ever tried your hand at scones?