Your mother warned you. “All it takes is one time, and you’ll be hooked,” she proclaimed. “It’s the company you keep”, she preached. “Even if you are an innocent bystander, you will be guilty by association,” she ranted. Oh yeah, we have all been there. Some of us listened, some of us pretended to listen, and some of us didn’t listen at all. You know who you are.
Scones. Warm, buttery, delightful. Drawing you in. Just one bite won’t hurt. Or will it? Hooked, just like mother warned.
This morning I made scones. My niece spent the night and I wanted something special for her. Scones it is! I have been making this recipe for years and have not found a need to look any further. Perfection. I love recipes that, when you taste the finished product, appear to be super difficult – because anything that tasty must be really hard to make. This is one of those recipes: Big WOW factor.
- Take 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 4 tablespoons sugar and stir it up.
- Cut in 5 tablespoons of cold, unsalted butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Make a well in the center of the mixture and add 1 cup heavy cream.
- Mix gently until it starts to come together. Gently mix in 1 cup of berries of your choice: Blueberries, mixed berries, fresh or frozen are fine.
- Take your ball of dough, with the berries incorporated and place on a well floured counter, and roll or press into about a 10″ to 12″ circle.
- Cut the circle into equal triangles and place them on a parchment-lined pan.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Sometimes I make a powdered sugar glaze to drizzle over the top, and sometimes I eat them without. And sometimes I just eat them all before anyone wakes up!
So, if you are looking to satisfy the rebel in you, give these bad boys a try. I promise you will be hooked. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.