These scones are pretty fun to make because you can pretend that you're making puff pastry because of the folds you need to make. They weren't too sweet and sprinkling some sugar on the tops is a good idea. I did not brush the tops with butter because I felt that it was unnecessary, and I only topped one scone with sugar. The sugar topped scone was less prone to browning. It also made for a prettier scone. While I baked these scones, butter leaked out. I don't think that's supposed to happen, but I don't know what I did wrong. Anyway I hope you enjoy the recipe.
Also, this past week I received an award from Lena from Frozen Wings. I didn't get around to writing this post until now, but I would like to thank her for giving me my first award. It really means a lot with me and I would like to share it with several other bloggers. Please read more to find out who got the awards. Also, please check out Lena's blog; she has many beautiful bakes and delicious food. Thank you again Lena!
Rich and Sweet Berry Scones
Some people already posted up the recipe. Because I did not make any changes in particular, I 'll just give you a link to some people who already shared the recipe. Btw, this recipe is from my favorite baking book ever, America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book.
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Zest the lemon, but don't zest yourself. XD
Add in the zest to the dry ingredients.
Grate frozen butter. This took quite a while and my hands were freezing. It was quite a workout. I realized I grated too much butter for the dough when I read the instructions and found that two tbsp of butter was to be reserved for brushing the scones... too late, I had already coated the butter with flour.
Toss the grated butter in the dry ingredients.
Add in the milk and sour cream. Stir until just combined.
Dump the dough out onto a surface and give it a few extra kneads, to make the dough stick together.
Roll it out into a square and fold it into a letter.
Put the dough into the freezer for a bit and then roll it out into a square again.
Then sprinkle some blueberries on and press into the dough. I used frozen ones.
Roll it up cinnamon roll style and cut into 8 triangles.
Here are some rules to abide in order to accept this award:
1.Post a link back to the person that gave you the award
2.Share 7 random things about yourself
3.Award 15 recently discovered blogs
4.Drop them a note and tell them about it. *I'll get around to it when I have the time.
I want to award these amazing bloggers. Many of them were very encouraging when I first started my blog, from then to now. A few I don't comment as much on, but I do enjoy reading your blog a lot. All these bloggers motivate me to try out new things. Please do check out their blogs. :) Sorry I don't know all your names.
Angie @ Angie's Recipes
Bakertan @ Baking Library
grub @ Grub town
Happy Homebaker @ Happy Home Baking
Honey Bee Sweets
Jess @ j3ss kitch3n
Jessie @ Hearty Bakes
Kristy @ My Little Space
Mary @ Keep Learning Keep Smiling
Pei-Lin @ Dodol & Mochi
Sharon @ Sharon Moh
Von @ Vondelicious!
Wendy @ Table for two…or more
Zoe @ Bake for Happy Kids
1. I have a terrible habit of procrastinating. When I have a major deadline approaching, I like to pretend that it’s not there. Hahaha I still finish all my homework though on time. I even procrastinate for writing my blog posts too.
2. My favorite color is pink.
3. I love roller coasters; that may be surprising to some people because I am known as the quiet, shy person. I’m slowly becoming more outgoing now; all my friends have commented on that. :D
4. I want to think of a way to help out Japan.
5. I’ve always wanted to hold a bake sale or something to raise money for a good cause.
6. I’m a very curious person who asks a lot of questions. :D I was like this as a child too. You might have noticed this if I ever commented on your blog and bombarded you with questions.
7. I want to become an elementary school teacher or do something with baking.
I'm submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #5 Fruity March Thank you Jess @ Bakericious for hosting this event. It's my first time doing this. :)