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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Raspberry White Chocolate Scone Recipe

Posted by Lisa
source: http://www.rockrecipes.com/raspberry-white-chocolate-scones/

These are soooo good.  Really, after searching and trying different recipes trying to get close to the one I had from a popular bakery, these hit the mark!  Easy to make and the texture is much closer to a "scuffin" than a crumbly dry scone.  Terrific fresh out of the oven, but did still taste great after a couple of days.

  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup very cold butter, cubed
  • 6 ounces good quality chopped white chocolate
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1½ cups frozen raspberries
  1. I start these in my food processor because it is so fast but they can be made just as easily in a large bowl by cutting the butter in with a pastry blender or even 2 knifes held between the fingers.

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Pulse in the cold butter until this mixture resembles a coarse meal. It is very important that pea sized pieces of butter remain in this mixture.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and toss in the white chocolate.

  1. Mix together the lemon juice, vanilla extract ans milk.
  2. Pour this over the surface of the dry mixture. Toss all together gently with a fork only enough to form a dough ball.
  3. When the flour is almost incorporated, add the frozen raspberries.

  1. Frozen berries work best because they are less delicate and easier to incorporate into the scone dough.
  2. It is important that you work this dough as little as possible or the finished scones will be too dense and heavy.
  3. Roll to 1 inch thickness and cut out scones with biscuit cutter or in triangles with a sharp knife and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
 I rolled it out between 2 pieces of parchment, it was much cleaner.  I tried just free forming them by hand and it stuck too badly to my hands, so rolling out and cutting them with a cutter is much easier.

  1. If desired you can brush the tops of the scones with an egg wash of 1 egg beaten together with 1 tbsp water.
  2. You can sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar if desired but this is, of course, optional.

  1. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Baking time will vary depending on the size of your biscuit cutter.

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