Sunday, June 28, 2009

Berry Scones

This recipe is based on one from Tyler Florence. (KB, I refrained from making the homemade butter that the original called for.) I had a bunch of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries to use, but you could use only one kind of berry as well. Scones are essentially slightly sweet biscuits and definitely need to be slathered in butter. If you prefer a sweeter taste, you could also drizzle yours with honey.

Berry Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder (yes, 1 tablespoon)
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
6 Tbsp. butter, cut into cubes
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. orange zest
1 1/2 cups berries

1. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse sand. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in buttermilk and orange zest. Gently stir in berries.
2. Scoop batter into mounds on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with additional buttermilk. Sprinkle generously with additional sugar.
3. Bake at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.

1 comment:

Bowlby said...

I'm glad you showed some restraint. If I hear that you're churning butter I'll be on the first flight back to Alabama to stage an intervention.

P.S. These look delish!