Raspberry Scones

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Hello Friends– Hope you had a marvelous 4th of July.  Happily we had Ani & Brian down from San Francisco for the weekend.  We spent one good long morning in the huge M&L Fabric store rustling up ingredients for a new baby quilt (loved that!)  and yelped up a new favorite mom & pop Mexican place for lunch. We sat over long breakfasts and cups of coffee and on the 4th we all made the trek up to Ojai for the local Independence Day parade with Micah, Jodi and the grand-girls.  It was just great.

Sunday morning breakfast included hot raspberry scones.  I think you’d like them too…

RASPBERRY SCONES
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tab. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 eggs
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup (about 6 oz.) raspberries

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tab. cream

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In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or with 2 forks until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Then mix in the eggs and whipping cream.  Finally carefully fold in the raspberries (they will break up a bit).

Turn the dough out onto a floured counter and shape it into a disc about 2″ thick.  Cut about 20 small circles with a cookie cutter and set them on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake the scones at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until they are nicely browned around the edges. While they are baking, whisk together the powered sugar & 2 tablespoons of the cream to make the glaze. If it seems a little dry, add the 3rd tablespoon of cream.  When the scones are all baked,drizzle on the glaze and they are ready to eat still warm from the oven!!

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Parade watchers in Ojai, our post parade picnic– and 3 enthusiastic flag wavers!
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10 thoughts on “Raspberry Scones

    • Hey Kat– Ojai is inland from the coast about 15 miles, so it’s a little warmer– mostly miles and miles of citrus orchards. And lots of hills all around. Life must seems slower there. hugs from here.

    • Ha ha ha! Yep, my grand handful of tomatoes! When we lived in Spain, my dad would send us a photo of his harvest of 7 tomatoes and tell us he was going to sell his crop to buy a plane ticket to come see us! So it wasn’t much– but so fun to walk out on the back porch and pick them. Hope your summer is full of fresh tomatoes! hugs friend.

      • Hi Rhonda – you are lovely – your dad sounds like fun! It is very hot here 35°C whatever that is in fahrenheit, I am baking bread, making ice-cream and enjoying my plants, in full bloom on the balcony, also tidying up my office. It’s lovely being on holiday :)! It is fun picking fresh tomatoes, I don’t have any this year, sadly. You just reminded me I had a rare tomato plant (yellow pear tomato growing on my balcony last year, but I don’t seem to have kept any seeds..) ah well, luckily the turkish shops have lots! Hugs to you too, my dear Poli

        • That sounds just right Poli– puttering. I love the days at home, doing little things that make it be a home. If it weren’t so hot this week, I’d follow your lead and bake some bread!! But I’m going to spend the day stitching on a quilt for our coming grand-girl and drinking iced tea. Happy summer to you there–wish I could drop in and see your flowers and smell your bread baking! hugs form here.

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