Friday, June 3, 2011

Mixed Berry Scones

2 cups all purpose unbleached white flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
6 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups mixed fresh berries of choice (frozen works also)
1/2 cup whole milk or cream
1 egg, room temperature
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
juice of 1 large orange

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry knife, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly. Add the berries (leave a few aside to decorate the top) and grated orange peel. Lightly mix to combine. Set aside.

Mix milk (or cream), orange juice and egg in a separate bowl. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.

Pat dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a round pastry cutter or a drinking glass (make sure to flour the edge first) and cut into pieces roughly 2 inches in diameter (they expand). Place on a cookie sheet spaced 2 inches apart. Should yield 9 scones.

Decorate the top of the scones with the extra berries. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.



Sawsan said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe Mia..can't wait to try it

Carrie B said...

Mia these are the most perfect looking scones I've ever seen. I can't wait to make this recipe <3

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