Riding out another Nor’easter in the kitchen! Starting the morning off with a simple scone recipe. Let’s see if the aroma awakens the sleeping children!
Ingredients: Makes 8 scones
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 tbsp salted butter, frozen
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp turbinado sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into the mixture using the large holes of a box grater. I literally place the grater in the middle of the bowl and grate away!
- Work grated butter into the flour mixture with your hands creating a coarse meal.
- Stir in the raisins.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, egg and vanilla.
- Using a fork, blend together wet and dry ingredients. It’s ok if the overall consistency seems too dry, use your hands to press dough into a ball and it will come together.
- Place dough on a gently floured surface and pat into a 8 inch circle, approximately 3/4 – 1 inch thick. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and using a pizza cutter, cut circle into 8 equal “slices”.
- Transfer slices to a parchment lined (or Silpat lined) cookie sheet, at least 1 inch apart.
- Bake 15 minutes, cool for 5. Serve warm!!!
- Get crafty and sub craisins for raisins or mix in your favorite nut like walnuts or pecans. If you’re looking to wow the kids, use chocolate chips!!
*Adapted from Simple Scones, allrecipes.com