Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tea Party Scones

When we have a tea party, we always have these delightful scones that my sister makes! I’ve had so many requests, that I finally had to post the recipe…

The Backyard Farmwife - Tea Party Scones

1 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon baking soda

4 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup softened butter

1 beaten egg

Stir the sour cream and baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside

The Backyard Farmwife - Tea Party Scones

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut in butter.

The Backyard Farmwife - Tea Party Scones

Stir in egg and sour cream mixture.

Variations:

1 Tablespoon poppy seeds and lemon zest from 1-2 lemons

1 cup dried cranberries and orange zest from 1 orange

Add in optional ingredients.

Knead a bit on a lightly floured surface. Pat in a circle 1/2” thick. Cut with biscuit cutter or into wedges with pizza cutter (separating triangles slightly).

The Backyard Farmwife - Tea Party Scones

Bake on greased cookie sheet at 400 for 12-15 minutes, until light golden brown on bottoms.

Glaze:

If desired, make a powdered sugar glaze with milk, lemon juice or orange juice. Drizzle on top of scones when cooled.

The Backyard Farmwife - Tea Party Scones

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