Jan 10 2011
While my daughter was home for the holidays, she made the most delicious scones. I love scones. They are not as sweet as a donut but a bit sweeter than a biscuit. I wish she had left the recipe because I am so hungry for scones. I did find this recipe online.
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
* 1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants)
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1 large egg
1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
3. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
4. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
5. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.
One thing I learned while my kids were home, I need new cooking supplies! Now, I am not talking about kitchen sinks, appliances or new cabinets. I need new measuring cups and wooden spoons! My old Tupperware measuring cups are stained and I don’t even know where to find my wooden spoons. It takes kids who cook to point out all the things I NEED. I need a zester. I didn’t know what a zester was before my kids decided they enjoy cooking.
This is a zester.
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