Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Raspberry Scones

Looking for a sweet treat for the holiday.  Here is my Raspberry scone recipe, make a batch for your sweet heart, or for yourself.  These are best straight out of the oven with butter or jam.  Because I substitute the dairy for vegan butter and soy milk mine are vegan, but you can use regular milk and butter.

2 Cups Flour
1 Tbls Baking Powder
1 Teas Salt
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Butter (I use vegan butter)
1 Cup Milk (I use unsweetened soy milk)
1 Teas Vanilla
1/2 Cup Raspberries

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a Mixing bowl combine flower, baking powder, salt and sugar.

2 Next add butter, using a pastry mixer or a fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients  .  Be careful to not let the butter melt or over mix.  The dry ingredients should look lumpy and grainy, like this:

All those lumps are butter.

3. Next add the milk and the vanilla and stir.  You want a thick dough to form.

4. Add the berries and stir to combine, I like to smush some of the berries as I stir them in.

5.  using lots of flower and being careful to not handle the dough to much, flatten the dough out on a well floured surface and either cut into triangles, use a biscuit cutter or a cookie cutter to form scones. 

6. Place scones on a cookie sheet, bruch with milk and sprinkle with sugar, this will help them brown up and give them a sparkly sheen.  Bake for 15-20 Minuets till golden on the edges.

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