I just had a guest comment on how good the scones were this morning and thought I would share the recipe with everyone. You can "wow" all your family and friends with this easy to make recipe. The trick is to use cold, right out of the refrigerator, butter, and try not to over mix it.
Mix with your hands, it helps get out some aggression and you feel like a kid again. But a word of advice don't dive in if you are waiting for an important phone call, it is a little difficult to answer a phone with all of the dough on your hands!
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, cold and cut into chunks
2 ½ cups sour cream (or 1 cup buttermilk)
1 cup dried fruit, raisins, cranberries, cherries, etc.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Add the butter chunks and rub into the flour mixture, an electric mixer fitted w/the paddle attachment can also be used for this procedure. The end result should resemble coarse meal about the size of small peas. Add the dried fruit and mix just to coat the fruit. Incorporate the sour cream and mix. Do not over mix or the scone will be tough instead of light and airy. Bake at 400* for about 15-18 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
Yields approx. 12 to 15 small scones