Monday, June 14, 2010
Bev's Famous Scones
Yummiest scones ever!
4 cups of white flour (I supplement a cup of whole wheat pastry flour to make it a bit more healthy)
1/2 cup white sugar (I use 1/2 cup raw sugar)
1/2 tsps of salt
2 TBs baking powder
2/3 cup of cold butter (cut into pieces before you blend in with pastry cutter)
2 cups of heavy cream
2 tsps zest of lemon or orange peel
Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add lemon zest and cream. Knead with your hands until well mixed (you can’t over-knead this dough!). Place dough in fridge for ½ hour.
Roll dough out ¾ inch thick. I use a round glass to cut them. Brush heavy cream on tops and sprinkle with raw sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
(This is a double batch, so if you want to freeze the other half of the dough, or freeze part of the cooked scones, it works great!)
If you want to see this recipe being made, you can go to Youtube and watch Bev make them. Click here!