Saturday, May 14, 2011

Orange Scones

  • So, I have worked hard to be gluten-free and I am now relying on some "taste testers" for my scones... no one is complaining!

  • Orange Scones

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • zest from 1/2 an organic orange
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (for sprinkling)

The easiest way to do this is in a food processor*. 
Put dry ingredients in food processor, whir slightly to mix. Cut butter into chunks and put in the food processor and whir until mixed and crumbly.
Beat egg, orange zest and sour cream slightly and pour into food processor, whir until dough forms a ball. 
Place on greased (or parchment paper) baking sheet and press into a circle, (making sure to press berries into dough) about 8 inches. Sprinkle with sugar. With a sharp knife, cut into 8 pieces (pie/triangles). Bake 20** minutes at 400˚. 

*If you do not have a food processor, you can do this by hand. Cut the butter into chunks, add the dry ingredients (mixed slightly) and use a Pastry Blender or a Hand Mixer to mix until crumbly.
Beat egg and sour cream slightly and then add to butter/dry ingredients and mix in with a wooden spoon, or knead by hand. The warmer the dough gets, the stickier, so you could start with frozen/grated butter if you are going to use your hands.

**I do 20 minutes on my stone baking sheet, regular baking sheets will probably be a few minutes less.
Serve warm or completely cooled.

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