A scone is basically a fancy word for a sweet biscuit. These particular scones are made with light sour cream and sprinkled on top with a little bit of sugar. The whole first floor of my house smelled amazing when these were in the oven this morning! Of course, I had to "sample" one once they had cooled off a little. My regular "taste testers" were at school today :) One word - scrumptious!! How about one of these scones with some fresh fruit on the side? Instead of a bowl of cereal for breakfast, try serving these to the family instead. They will think they are dining in a high-end bakery/coffee shop!
2 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light sour cream
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 tablespoon white sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together with spoon in large bowl. With two knives or a pastry blender "cut" in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add sour cream, egg, vanilla extract and milk and combine until well blended.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 8-10 times or until smooth (don't overwork the dough or it will be tough). Flatten dough out to a 10-inch wide circle with your hands. Cut dough into eight equal sized wedges and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle the 1/2 tablespoon white sugar evenly between the eight wedges. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted until the middle of a scone comes out clean and they are starting to brown. Cool on cookie sheet about 10 minutes and then transfer to wire rack.
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