Old Tavern's Famous Scones - Raspberry

Filed under: Baked Goods, Baked Goods - Scones.

Description:
Our breakfast chef Rick has been preparing these scones at The Old Tavern for years. They are wildly popular as part of our baked breakfast basket.

Ingredients:
2/3 cup of buttermilk or plain yogurt
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut up
1 cup fresh Raspberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel (optional)
1 tablespoon butter at room temperature

Directions:
Heat oven to 375, Measure buttermilk in a 2 cup glass measure, beat in egg with a fork.
Put flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, stir to mix well. Add the stick of cold cut up butter and blend with a pastry cutter until mixture looks like fine granules.
Add raspberries, sugar and orange peel, toss lightly to distribute evenly. Add buttermilk mixture, stir with a fork until a soft dough mixture forms.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured board and give it 3 to 4 kneads, just until well mixed. Form dough into a ball, cut into wedges. Form each wedge and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until medium brown, remove to wire rack and brush with 1 tablespoon of soft butter. Let cool, uncovered and prepare to serve.



Recipe Summary:
Yield: 8 scones
Cook Time: 20-25 mins
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Grafton Inn
Grafton, VT

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