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Monday, March 21, 2011





Todays Recipe is Sour Cream Scones from the lovely Paula Deen

Ingredients~

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

5 tablespoons butter, cubed

1 cup sour cream

1 egg yolk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sugar in the raw

Directions~

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a food processor**, pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add the cubed butter until a coarse meal forms. Pulse in the sour cream and egg yolk until just combined.

Turn the sticky dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough comes together into a ball. Gently pat the dough down into a 3/4 inch thick square shape. With a large knife cut the dough square into 4 smaller, equal squares. Then cut each smaller square diagonally, with an X, making 4 smaller triangles.

Transfer the 16 triangles onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of each scone with heavy cream and sprinkle it with some sugar in the raw. This will create a shiny and crunchy top for the scones. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes until the bottoms of the scones are light brown.

Remove from oven, cool slightly on the sheet pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

**I don't have a food processor so I just used the kitchen aid and it worked fine


Orange Glaze

Ingredients~


Orange Juice (or lemon-1/2 cup, freshly squeezed)

Confectioners Sugar (2 cups)

Orange Zest (zest of one fruit, finely grated)

Butter (1 tablespoon)

Directions~

Mix the orange juice and confectioners sugar together in a microwave safe bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves. I microwaved mine in 30 second intervals until it got smooth. Add the zest and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds more. Stir until smooth and drizzle glaze over the top of the scones.

I found the glaze recipe from this blog

We had them at my sisters shower and they were a hit!

Super easy to make and even easier to eat!

Let me know if you make them Id love to hear your opinions!

Happy cooking!

1 Leave Some Love:

Haley Galloway said...

I love Paula Deen and her buttery, yummy, tasty, goodness. She is so cute, too. There's a lot of Paula haters. I am not one them.

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