These scones are moist and delicious…they melt in your mouth…NOT dry and crumbly …try them, you won’t be disappointed!
2 C Flour
4 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Baking powder
1/4 Tsp salt
1 Tbsp. Orange zest or Lemon Zest
6 Tbsp. Cold Butter, cut into pieces
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C milk (I use half and half)
1 Tbsp. vanilla
2 C Fresh fruit (my favorite is blueberries)
1 Egg, beaten (for “egg wash”)
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and zest. Whisk to combine, and set aside.
In a separate bowl combine egg, milk, and vanilla.
Take bowl with dry ingredients and “cut in” the butter with your hands or you can use a food processor, until it begins to come together. (try not to “overwork” …you want to still see pieces of butter) I always use my hands, because I really don’t like to clean appliances,and it’s rather therapeutic:)
-It takes some practice, but super easy once you get the hang of it.
Add the wet ingredients and gently stir until combined. Next add any of the following…
Fresh fruit, dried fruit, cheddar cheese and herbs (for a savory scone) or Chocolate chips.
“Dump” ball of dough out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down with hands to form a circle. (about 10 inches in diameter)
Cut into 8 “pie pieces” – deeply scoring, but left in circle. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with Raw sugar to add a nice crunchy topping.
Bake for about 15-20 min. Watch for it to get lightly browned.
“Deep Score” it again when you take it out of the oven, and leave it on the cookie sheet to cool. (It will tend to look under baked in the center, but will set as it cools.)
2.) Combined jam, honey, orange zest and butter
3. ) Glaze (Orange zest, juice and powdered sugar) drizzled on top of warm scones…mmm