first about how when i remade the scones…they were, in one word, de-licious. perfect scone-like flaky, buttery, strawberry goodness.
here’s the original recipe (starred stuff is where i made changes):
2 3/4 cup pastry flour (all-purpose is also fine)
1/2 cup sugar ** (i used 3/4 cup, it was bland with just 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces of butter, in 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup golden raisins plus 1 tablespoon caraway seeds -or- 1 cup fresh fruit of your choice, chopped** ( i used 2 cups of fresh fruit, when i made it the first time, there was definitely not enough fruit, so i suggest adding another cup)
3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk (use the smaller amount if using fresh fruit, the larger if using the raisin-caraway combo)
Turbinado or sanding sugar for sprinkling (optional, not in the original recipe)
Preheat oven to 375°.
Place cubed butter in freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, measure other ingredients (except buttermilk and fruit) and mix in the bowl of a food processor.
Add butter to processor bowl and mix until the butter and flour mixture are the texture of coarse cornmeal. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a mixer and add buttermilk and fruit, mixing on the lowest speed until the dough just comes together.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently a couple times. Roll dough out to approximately one-inch thickness (I skipped the rolling pin and just patted it out with floured hands) and cut into squares. Cut those squares again on the diagonal, creating triangles. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if you’re using it.
Bake on an ungreased baking sheet (mine stuck ever-so-slightly, so I might line it with parchment next time, though no biggie if you don’t) for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned. Makes 12 to 16, depending on how you cut them
next matter…i officially leave for jo-burg in 11 days. this is SO serious. please be praying. would greatly appreciate that. :)
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