From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser.  Scones are
perfect for a shower,  brunch or tea.  I found this recipe at
allrecipes.com, but changed it a little.  Flavors are unlimited,
see suggestions below.  Try sprinkling tops with sugar or
cinnamon sugar before baking, &/or drizzling finished scones
with confectioners sugar & water glaze.  
Mix:
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix:
4 c all-purpose flour
1 c white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt
Cut in:
1 c butter
Add:
1 tsp vanilla  **or other extract
1 egg
sour cream/ b.soda mixture
Mix just until incorporated & moistened.
Over mixing will make a tough scone.

Turn dough out onto a surface coated with confectioner
sugar and knead briefly.
Divide dough into 2 or 3 balls.**

Knead in:
raisins, craisins, chocolate chips...**

Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick circle.
Cut into wedges.
Place 2 inches apart on
greased baking sheets.

Bake @ 350, 12-15 minutes
or until golden on the bottom.

** Make a variety of flavors, 1 flavor for each ball
  • Almond Cherry with White Chocolate (almond extract,
    dried cherries & white chocolate chips)
  • Cherry (dried cherries)
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Cinnamon Chocolate Chip (cinnamon, nutmeg & mini
    chocolate chips)     * I love this *
  • Cranberry (Craisins)
  • Lemon Blueberry (lemon extract, lemon zest &
    blueberries)
  • Lemon Poppy (lemon zest & poppy seeds)
  • Orange Cranberry (orange extract, orange zest &  
    craisins)
  • Orange Spice (orange extract, grated orange rind,
    cinnamon)
  • Raisin
Scone Flavors
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look
back & realize, they were the big things."
Crumbly texture after butter is cut
into flour mixture.
Using a zester on
an orange rind.
The dough cut into wedges.
Freezing Scones
This recipe freezes
well.  To freeze, put
the unbaked cut
wedges on a cookie
sheet lined with wax
paper.  Freeze until
hard.  Toss in a
freezer bag.  No
need to thaw before
baking.
Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones (this is the
flavor I make most often).
Orange Cranberry Scones.  Drizzled with icing
made of confectioner sugar, orange juice &
orange zest.
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