Hi y'all! I thought I would spend this week baking some new things. I made scones once about 17 years ago when I was 11 or so. That was a huge fiasco! My older sister was suppose to be "helping" me. I miss read the measurements on an ingredient. Normally that would be no big deal.. a little extra flour or sugar here and there no big deal, right? Yeah.. I miss read the amount of salt! instead of 1/2 a teaspoon I put in 1/2 cup of salt! No one would eat them.. Even my brother who eats everything! I've been scared to try them again, but its time to get over those fears and try making new things!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.
Eat and enjoy!
Do you have any baking fears?