Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Best Scone Recipe EVER!

I sort of have a thing for scones. I think they might be my favorite non-traditional breakfast food ever. Plus, whenever I eat them, I feel like I'm European or something, so that's cool. I have searched for years and years for the perfect scone recipe. I've always wanted to be the kind of person who can just say "Oh let me just whip up a batch of scones!" Ya know? Anyway, I've tried scone recipes before that are WAY too dry, some that end up tasting like cookies {not entirely a bad thing} and some that just taste super bland. I've finally found THE perfect scone recipe, so I thought I would share it with you all. It's SUPER easy, and a surefire way to impress all of your friends and family with your mad baking skillz. {I found the recipe on All Recipes, and have made a couple minor adjustments. This recipe yields 8 scones, but I usually double it because who doesn't love extra scones?!}


CRANBERRY ORANGE SCONES

ingredients: 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons orange rind
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg

directions:
1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, orange rind and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a cheese grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in cranberries.
3. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
4. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
5. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle each scone lightly with sugar. Bake until golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.
6. Eat lots of delicious scones and brag about your rad baking skillz!!!
Let me know if you guys try out the recipe & how your scones turn out!! Oh, and if baking them and eating the entire batch in one day causes extreme happiness & tummy aches... #worthit


7 comments:

  1. I am definitely going to try this! Yay! Thanks for the recipe, darlin. I love scones, too! :)

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  2. Omg I love scones and agree, I hate when I bite into one and its dry! hmmm... I'll have to give this recipe a try!
    Thanks!

    xo.
    Des.

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  3. yum, those look delicious! I'll have to give them a try!
    Nicole

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  4. They sure do look very tasty! Nom nom nom :)

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