Very Berry Scones

"These lovely scones have a texture somewhere between a homemade biscuit and cookie, with just enough sweetness to use as a nice side or to eat alone. Great with apple butter or other jams."

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
⅓ cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp shortening
3/4-1 cup finely chopped dried berries
3/4 cup cream
1 egg
3-4 tsp any flavor of jelly (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugars. Mix well. Cut in the butter and shortening. Stir and fluff in the dried berries.

In a separate bowl, combine cream, egg, and jelly (if using), mixing well. Fold into dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Pat into a circle and score wedges, or cut into biscuit-size rounds. Bake no longer than 15 minutes! Transfer immediately onto cooling rack, or bake on grid baking sheet to keep bottoms from over-browning.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 8 scones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Other recipes by Maury Place at Monument:
Egg And Goat Cheese Pie
Mint-topped Broiled Oranges
Pumpkin Smoothies
Easter Eggs And Bacon Basket
Maury Place Easter Chocolate Nut Smoothie
Stuffed French Toast

Recipe Provided By:
Maury Place at Monument
Richmond, VA

Richmond Bed and Breakfast Inns