"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Morning Sweet Treat


Moe requested scones this morning.  And since scones are a favourite of mine I was happy to oblige. 
 Rather than roll them out I made drop scones.  Same recipe but with a tad more cream.  Tossed in a few raspberries. 

Scones - Print Recipe

2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tbsp. cold butter
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup frozen raspberries (blueberries, blackberries, red currants, etc..)
extra cream and sugar

Glaze (Optional)
2 teaspoons softened or melted butter
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
few tablespoons cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients together.  Thin with additional cream or milk if necessary.


Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse meal.  Stir cream in to flour mixture. Mix quickly with fork just until dough starts to come together. Tip out on to lightly floured surface. (Will look shaggy)   Using hands gently pat mixture to flatten. Now fold dough like an envelop. Turn and fold again.  Do this at least three to four times. Before the last turn, push frozen fruit (Raspberries, Blueberries, Red Currants, etc.. ) into dough. Finish with final fold and turn and roll dough into round.  Cut into six or eight triangles. Dough can also be cut in half and rolled into two smaller rounds.  Cut each round into 6 to 8 smaller scones.   This whole step should only take 30 to 45 seconds.   Do not over-handle.  (Folding forms layers which makes for a very flaky scone).
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Option:  Drizzle with glaze.

Tip:  An easy way to cut in the butter is to use a box grater.
The large side of the grater makes the perfect size pieces of butter.


Note: When adding fruit to the scone mixture, make sure the raspberries
or blueberries are frozen. Otherwise you end up with crushed fruit.
Still tastes as good, but not as pretty.

4 comments:

  1. I'm going to have some heavy cream left over after using it in another recipe. This will be the PERFECT way to use it. I'm thinking this coming weekend sometime. YUM YUM. thanks Ann. These look fab.

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  2. Warm scones fresh from the oven are the perfect way to start the day. I even have some raspberries in the freezer. Your photo is good enough to eat. Yummy.

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  3. I stumbled across your blogs when I did a google search "what to do with fresh raspberries". I've read several RAVE reviews about your raspberry scones, and the pictures look AMAZING! I think we'll try them too! For the "drop scones" how much do you increase the cream by?

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