Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Every little girl has those special memories with their grandmother. Mine was amazing and one of a kind. Never a mean word ever came out of her mouth. In fact, she was unable to discipline us granddaughters. She would threaten us with our grandfather. And I was afraid of my grandfather! He would never harm us kids but he was forever grumpy to her happy! I miss her everyday.
Her house always smelt so good! She cooked for an army and everyday! No joke. There was always a casserole or some sort of stew cooking. And the sweets!!! Grandma was known for her sweets. Most of her recipes were not recorded so the ones I have, I cherish.
Blueberry Scones are traditionally an Easter morning treat in our house. The recipe is from my grandmother but it is the traditional sour cream scone recipe. The only change I have made is one I know Grams would totally love. USA weekend ran a story on scones a couple of years ago and recommended freezing and then cheese grating the butter. It really makes a difference!!
I bet you even have all the ingredients!
In a large mixing bowl add
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
In a small bowl add
1/2 cup sour creme
Grate frozen butter on cheese grater.
Add to flour mixture. Use your fingers to mix. It will be like pebbles.
Add the liquid mixture to butter/flour mixture.
Mix to distribute. It won't come together completely. DO NOT ADD WATER!!
Turn out onto floured area.(notice I am so into taking pictures that I forgot to add flour to my own surface! oops)
Knead with hands two minutes or until it comes together.
Flatten out and add 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. Fold over an knead into dough.
Form into an 8 inch circle or a circle that is 3/4 inch thick.
Transfer to a cookie sheet and cut into 8 triangles. Separate each. Now my Gram liked to have them an inch apart. I like to have them closer together. It makes the cook time a little longer but they are more moist!
Take two TB milk, brush over top of scones.
Sprinkle with sugar and cook 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes
What is your favorite flavor of scones?
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