Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fast Raspberry Scones

These things are amazing.  I've made 4 batches already.  If you've never made scones, this is a super easy recipe to use as a base.  It has a nice, dense quality while still being moist.  If you want to freeze them, flash freeze for 20 minutes, and store in a freezer safe bag.  To bake, just add two minutes to your bake time.  My regular time is 20 minutes, so my from frozen time is 22.  This is different from the original recipe because I don't do the small square style, I stick with the traditional triangle scone.

Fast Raspberry Scones
Original Source, Martha Stewart


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (6 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 400. In a food processor, pulse together flour, cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and pulse until pea-size pieces form. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg yolk. Slowly pour buttermilk mixture through feed tube into processor, pulsing until dough just comes together.
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and sprinkle raspberries on top. Knead three times to fold in raspberries (there may be loose pieces of dough and a stray berry or two). Gather and pat dough into a 1-inch-thick square and cut or pull apart into 2-inch pieces. Place pieces, about 2 inches apart, on two parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets and sprinkle tops with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let scones cool slightly on sheets on wire racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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