Vimeo Montage

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Scones: Glazed Walnuts, Cranberries, Raisins wih Yogurt

1 comment:

  1. Royal Glazed Walnuts Cranberry Raisins Yogurt Scones

    4 cups of all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup of sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
    1/2 cup sour cream
    2 large eggs
    1 cup strawberry yogurt
    1/2 cup of glazed walnuts
    1/2 cup of dried cranberries
    1/2 cup of raisins (or dried currants)

    Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes f a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in the glazed walnuts, raisins, cranberries.

    In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egss until smooth.

    Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Add yogurt and blend well into dough. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)

    Place dough on a lightly floured surface and pat in to a 7 to 8-inch circle about 3/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15-17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature. Yields one and a half dozen scones.