Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡
It’s early Saturday and I just finished baking up some scones for our weekend guest.
I figured they’d be perfect to begin our day…
and they go very well with French roasted coffee that my husband is a master of brewing up.
The scone recipe is quite customizable, as you can use any type of berry.
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
A pinch of salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1 egg white (I use the yolk for the egg wash)
1/2 cup milk or cream
1 tablespoon zest, and 6 ounces fresh cranberries.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Cut the butter in small pieces, and use your (clean) hands to mix it in with the flour. Add milk, egg white and zest, mix until a thick dough forms. Mix in cranberries. This is the fun part. I pull apart the dough and sort of pat together, then place on parchment paper. This makes the scones look like messy rolls.
Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
By the way I have a minimalist stove (grin) which runs a bit cooler than most. So make sure to adjust your baking times.
Don’t burn anything on my behalf…. (wink)
Jeff, me, and my wonderful husband Joe.