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English Scones Recipe

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This recipe for English Scones, by , is from The DeRyke Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sandy Noyce
Added: Saturday, February 9, 2008


1 c sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
4 c all-purpose flour
1 c white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt
1 c butter
1 egg
1 c raisins or currants (optional)

1. In small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in raisins.
4. Turn dough out onto a slightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4" round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2" apart on the prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Instead of raisins or currants, I have also used chocolate chips, frozen raspberries (push in after dough is cut into wedges) & white chocolate chips.

Some other ideas include:
Cranberries & walnuts




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