Summer Berry Scones


Mighty Is Her Call Team // Savor Your Saturday

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June 22  

These berry scones are soft and yet oh-so-crumbly, resembling the authentic English variety. What a perfect treat to prepare on a leisurely summer morning with the kids, or anytime the craving hits for a quick, fresh, homemade baked good!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup cold half & half (or whole milk), plus 1-2 tablespoons more for brushing the tops before baking
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces fresh blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries

 

Preparation

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest in a large bowl, and stir with a whisk to combine.
  • Add in the cold butter, and using a fork or a pastry cutter (I actually use two butter knives), cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles a pea-sized crumble.
  • Drizzle in the cold half & half or whole milk, along with the vanilla, and add in the blueberries; using a spatula, fold the liquid and blueberries into the dry ingredients just until everything is incorporated (take care not to over mix).
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. The consistency will be slightly sticky and crumbly. Simply gather it up, and pat into a disc about 1/2 – 3/4 ” in thickness; cut into 8 scones, place onto the prepared baking sheet, and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425◦.
  • Brush the tops of the scones with the remaining 1-2 tablespoons of half & half; then bake them for 16 – 18 minutes until they appear golden-brown; allow them to cool slightly and to set for a few minutes. Enjoy!

Yield: 8 scones

Nutritional info: 326 calories

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 18 minutes

 

 

 

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