sour cream scones

Sour Cream Scones

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These scones are a delicious treat for weekend mornings or brunches.  The sour cream gives the dough a delicious tang and the tart cranberries are wonderfully balanced by the caramel sweetness of the raw sugar.  I use fresh cranberries when they are in season and dried cranberries or cherries the rest of the year.

 

Sour Cream Scones

Sour Cream Scones

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar (turbinado)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, chilled and diced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped or dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In food processor pulse together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Turn mixture out into a large bowl and mix in chopped cranberries and chopped walnuts.
  • In a small bowl or large measuring cup beat together sour cream, water and egg.
  • Slowly pour sour cream mixture into dry ingredients mixing with a rubber spatula until dough forms. Knead the dough lightly in the bowl with the spatula and then turn out the dough ball onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Pat the dough into a large circle and then cut into wedges using the back of a long knife. You will need to sprinkle flour on the knife in between cuts to keep the dough from sticking.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
http://www.jensnaturalkitchen.com/how-to-make-scones/

 

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5 Comments

  1. Just found your Site…. and am book marking it… so I can try some of your recipes. I like to cook from scratch, ever since I watched my Dad’s Mom make homemade Bread in a large metal dishpan when I was a kid… I took Home Ec in school, now they call it “Independent Living”…..LOL Grandma made the best Breads and Pies..She had to feed 6 kids and 2 adults every day..and she made 3 home cooked meals every day… so she had to do a lot of baking…

  2. those look SO good! thank you!

  3. Yum…I’ve been scouring the internet lately looking for some good scones recipes. I went to an English Tea Room this summer in NM and my daughters and I want to put on a tea party for them and friends and this looks like a recipe that would fit in perfectly!! Printing it out!

    Coming over from Stone Gable’s link-up this morning.

    • A tea party sounds like so much fun!! You just inspired me to have one of my own, thanks :) I hope you enjoy your tea and scones very much.

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