I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scones

This is the first time I've made scones.  I thought I'd make some for my sweet friends Richard & Heather.  


SCONES
(makes 12)

Ingredients:
*1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
*4 teaspoons baking powder
*1/4 cup white sugar
*1/8 teaspoon salt
*5 tablespoons butter, cold
*1/2 cup raisins
*1/2 cup milk
*1/4 cup sour cream
*1 egg
*1 tablespoon milk

Directions:
~Soak raisins in water.
~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Sift flour, baking powder, sugar & salt into a large bowl.
~Cut in butter, using a pastry blender or fork, until it is in peas size lumps.
~Drain water from raisins.
~Stir in the raisins.
~Mix together 1/2 cup milk and sour cream in a small bowl.
~Pour sour cream mixture into the flour mixture.
~Gently stir until well blended (do not overwork the dough).
~Pat the scone dough into balls 2 or 3 inches wide, with floured hands.
~Place on a greased baking sheet.
~Flatten slightly.
~The scones should be barley touching each other.
~In a small bowl, whisk the egg & 1 tablespoon milk together.
~Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.
~Let them sit for 10 minutes.
~Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are a golden brown.
~Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Variation:
`Substitute raisins with dried cranberries.
`Substitute raisins with chocolate chips.
`Substitute raisins with dried fruit.
`Substitute raisins with blueberries.
`Omit raisins.

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