Berry Scones

I remember years ago the small bakery in England where we had scones during afternoon tea.  After that day, I became a huge fan of scones.  I had some fresh blueberries in the refrigerator, dried cranberries and cherries in the pantry.  A cool winter afternoon and I thought what a great day for scones.  My house smells delightful and I am ready to bring out the tea pot. 

berry scones

 

Berry Scones
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, well chilled
  5. 1 1/4 mixed berries, fresh or dried
  6. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 large egg, beaten
  8. 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or grease the baking sheet.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut butter into small cubes and add to dry mixture, using a pastry blender or your fingers combine until butter is in very small pieces. Stir in fruit. Add egg and cream and mix until combined. I use my hands to incorporate the last amount of flour mixture. Place dough in the center of the baking sheet and pat into a circle approximately 1 inch thick. Mound slightly in the center. Brush top with additional cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired. Score circle into eight wedges. Bake in preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Remove from baking sheet.
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