(those are my hubbie's fingers sneaking a scone)
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsps. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Craisins
3- 1 oz. blocks of bakers white chocolate
1 tbsp. heavy cream for brushing
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the flour, sugar sal, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter and mix with fingertips to a coarse meal (I use my baking cutter - I think that's what you call it). Add buttermilk and mix just until combined. Add craisins and white chocolate until combined. Transfer dough to a floured board and divide into 2 parts.Roll each to 3/4 inch thick rounds.
Divide in threes and cut each division into 4-6 wedges and place slightly separated on a greased baking sheet.
Brush the tops with the cream.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
PARTAKERS: Don, Grandma, I
APPROVALS: Good, Delicious, Mmmmmm
I've been making these scones for years but today was the first time I used whole buttermilk. I usually use fat free or low fat and you know what?? I think I'm going to continue using the whole buttermilk. Today's scones were definitely thicker and fluffier as well as rich and delicious. I usually make these during Christmas but just got in the mood for them this weekend. They're not really considered a dessert but I don't mind having them after dinner :)
It was a busy weekend, I cooked my heart out, enjoyed every minute of it and thoroughly ....savored the weekend :)