Grandma Johnson's Scones
These scones are excellent! I made them with some healthy modificaitons: Subbed applesauce for half of the butter, used only 1/2 c of sugar and 1/4 c splenda, and used whole wheat flour. I didn't use the pastry kind (King Arthur?) but they still turned out great. Baked for 12 min, just shaped triangles out of the dough by hand and it made 13 beautiful scones. I followed all of the tips in the most helpful review:
"1. combine the sour cream (make sure you use sour cream)and baking soda, set aside.
2. mix the butter (room temp.) with the sugar (just use 3/4 cup), beat the egg w/ vanilla (yes, I add 1 tsp. of vanilla), and add to sugar/butter mixture.
3. mix well the dry ingredients and then add them to the butter/sugar/egg/vanilla, just to get all together, do not overmix.
4. Add the Sour Cream w/baking soda, again, do not overmix.
Thanks for a great recipe! I made with a heaping cup of cranberries. Positively delicious!! :)
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Mar. 3, 2012