Thursday, May 21, 2009

Strawberry-Sour Cream Scones with Brown Sugar Crumble

as soon as i see strawberries on sale/in season i am making these heavenly looking scones. yuumyummmmmmmmmyyyy

which reminds me. i want to go berry picking this summer. its going to happen! hey miss teacups, you want to come with me? then we can make these adorable delicious scones to go with our tea. 

Strawberry-Sour Cream Scones with Brown Sugar Crumble
Makes 10 scones

For the scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
4 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 cup roughly chopped strawberries
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoons salted butter, softened

Preheat the oven to 400°.

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the flour until it looks like coarse bread crumbs. Add the strawberries and toss until the berries are coated with flour.

Whisk together the egg, sour cream, 1/4 cup of the milk, and vanilla. Pour this onto the flour mixture and then fold them together until all the flour is moistened. If necessary, add up to 1/4 cup of additional milk until a shaggy, moist dough is formed. Try not to overwork the dough.

Sprinkle a little flour on your counter, turn out the dough, and sprinkle a little more flour on top. Pat the dough into a circle or rectangle about 1-inch thick, and use a bench scraper to cut the scones into wedges.

Transfer the scones to a greased baking sheet. Combine the ingredients for the topping and use your fingers to crumble this evenly over all of the scones.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until the scones are firm on the outside and golden in spots. Let the scones cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

These scones are best on the day that they're made. If you're planning on keeping them for several days, skip the topping (which will absorb moisture and get mushy) and instead smear them with butter and a sprinkle of brown sugar just before eating.

from apartment therapy the kitchn


carly. said...

oh my gosh!
do i everrrrr. i've always wanted to go berry picking, that sounds great! and when i saw these photos, i almost died because they look sooooo incredibly delicious!!

red food colouring said...

yayayay, i know im trying to keep all the drool in my mouth. its kinda hard haha. BERRY PICKING!

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