Nothing says, "Happy Mother's Day" like some delicious scones!
I made my Mom & Grandma the lemon-blueberry and cranberry-orange flavors for Mother's Day.
It was my first time making scones; it wasn't too hard and they tasted really good.
I packaged the cooled scones in a cello bag, tied with a twistie tie then a wired ribbon and labled the different flavors.
Makes 8-12 servings.
Recipe found from the link below...
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 (I cut off tiny pieces with a sharp knife); use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins (I used dried blueberries & cranberries instead...see footnote at end of recipe for different flavors).
In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth. (I used lite sour cream and an egg substitute).
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.
Follow the recipe for Simple Scones, adding a generous teaspoon of finely grated orange rind (zest) to the dry ingredients and substituting dried cranberries for the raisins.
Follow the recipe for Simple Scones, adding a generous teaspoon of finely grated lemon rind (zest) to the dry ingredients and substituting dried blueberries for the raisins.
Follow the recipe for Simple Scones, adding 1/2 tsp. almond extract to the sour cream mixture and substituting dried cherries for the raisins.
Chocolate chips would be really good too! :)