Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)

Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

love the Fourth of July! I love that it is a holiday where you are expected to be outside, enjoying delicious, summery foods—like watermelon, hotdogs, burgers, and obnoxiously festive desserts ( I have one of those this year!)—with friends and and family.

Today, Mikey, Rook, and myself will be at our friends’ home (the same one from last year!) setting off fireworks and filling our bellies with good food and drink. I made a trio of sangrias to bring (one red, one white, and one blue!), as well as a super patriotic Red, White, and Blue cake! I’m sure all of them will wind up here on the blog at some point, but I’ll be posting photos of our celebration on Twitter, if you’re interested!

I wanted to have a festive recipe to share with you today, so I whipped up these holiday-inspired scones earlier this week. Scones are something that I absolutely adore, but rarely make, or even eat ( I did make these Lemon-Blueberry Scones, a while back). I guess I just forget about their existence, or something? Does that happen to anyone else? Do you forget you love things?

Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)

I have never used sour cream in scones before, but it worked beautifully! It made for a very flaky and tender scone, interspersed with warm, juicy, sticky berries. These are best straight from the oven spread with a bit of butter, but I’ve also been enjoying them at night, for dessert, with a cup of hot tea. Yeah, I drink hot tea in the summer. I also drink hot espresso in the mornings (which happens to get paired with these scones, as well…). It’s a ritual. I’m weird like that.

Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)
Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)
Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)

Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)

Yield: 1 dozen

Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 pound (24tbsp) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup strawberries, halved ir quartered if large
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Add in the butter in a few batches, pulsing to combine. The mixtures should resemble a coarse meal, with small chunks of butter still visible.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the sour cream and water.
  4. Transfer flour/butter mixture to a large bowl and add in the berries. Add in the sour cream/water mixture and mix until the dough just begins to stick together (if it’s still too dry, add in water 1 tablespoon at a time).
  5. Turn the dough out onto a light floured surface and form into two 6-inch rounds. Slice each round in half, and each half into thirds. Place 6 scones on each lined baking sheet.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and milk. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scone with the mixture.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to the touch.

Notes

recipe generously adapted from here

http://www.spachethespatula.com/strawberry-blackberry-sour-cream-scones-red-white-and-blue-scones/

Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)
Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones (Red, White, and Blue Scones!)

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4 comments

  1. hmingi says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Your scones look so delicious! I hope to try them some day althought I am a terrible baker :)
    Last night at dinner your mom told me about your wonderful baking and your blog. I am just beginning to follow you.
    hmingi

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