Friday, March 8, 2013

Breakfast Scones and All Is Right With The World!

The sun is shining through the bay windows, it's warm and delightful.  We should have scones for breakfast!

I love scones and so does my husband, especially if they have that hint of lemon or orange.  They are really so easy to make, they take only a few minutes to put together with little effort and great delight at the outcome.

Pre-heat your oven to 450F.  Place a bit of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and set to the side.

In your food processor pulse together the following:

2 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBS sugar
1 TBS lemon or orange zest

Next add 4 TBS COLD butter and pulse until it is like cornmeal.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and add 1 generous cup of raisins.

Finally, add 3/4 cup of whole milk and stir until it gathers.

Dump the mix out onto a very lightly floured board and gather it together into a flat disk.  With a rolling pin, roll out to 1/2 inch thick and then cut into rounds or squares or wedges...what ever you like.

Place on the parchment on your cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes in the middle of your oven.

Cool on a rack while you prepare your drizzle.  In a small bowl, take a few spoonfuls of powdered sugar and add a few drops of lemon juice at a time until you have the desired consistency.  I like to add zest too.  Mix it well and then drizzle over your scones while they are on the rack, put your cookie sheet underneath to catch the drips.  

Be prepared for ooooohhhh and ahhhhhh!  Break out the soft butter, jam, honey, and if you are really lucky, some clotted cream...what ever you like and go to town!  I guarantee you will love these!

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