Thursday, April 2, 2009

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

All I have to say is YUM!!!! These scones required a little more work than usual because they are rolled out and filled with the raspberries and white chocolate, but they are worth it! Seriously... SO GOOD! Try them!

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones
Recipe from PickyCook (Great step-by-step photos on her blog!)

10 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus additional for work surface
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
zest of one lemon
1/4 cup of white chocolate chips
vanilla sugar to sprinkle on top

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Grate 8 TBSP butter. Place grated butter in freezer until needed. Melt 2 tablespoons of remaining ungrated butter and set aside. Place raspberries in freezer until needed.

2. Whisk together milk and sour cream in medium bowl; refrigerate until needed. Whisk flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest in medium bowl. Add frozen butter to flour mixture and toss with fingers until thoroughly coated.

3. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; fold with spatula until just combined. With rubber spatula, transfer dough to liberally floured work surface. Dust surface of dough with flour; with floured hands, knead dough 6 to 8 times, until it just holds together in ragged ball, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking.

4. Roll dough into approximate 12-inch square. Fold dough into thirds like a business letter, using bench scraper or metal spatula to release dough if it sticks to countertop. Lift short ends of dough and fold into thirds again to form approximate 4-inch square. Transfer dough to plate lightly dusted with flour and chill in freezer 5 minutes.

5. Transfer dough to floured work surface and roll into approximate 12-inch square again. Sprinkle raspberries and white chocolate chips evenly over surface of dough, then press down so they are slightly embedded in dough. Using bench scraper or thin metal spatula, loosen dough from work surface. Roll dough, pressing to form tight log. Lay seam-side down and press log into 12 by 4-inch rectangle. Using sharp, floured knife, cut rectangle crosswise into 4 equal rectangles. Cut each rectangle diagonally to form 2 triangles and transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet.

6. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Bake until tops and bottoms are golden brown, 18 to 25 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and let cool 10 minutes before serving.

To Make Ahead:

After placing the scones on the baking sheet, either refrigerate them overnight or freeze. When ready to bake, for refrigerated scones, heat oven to 425 degrees and follow directions in step 6. For frozen scones, heat oven to 375 degrees, follow directions in step 6, and extend cooking time to 25 to 30 minutes.


Leslie said...

I love love love scones! Thanks for understanding my absense on my blog!

Maria said...

Love love love these!!

Anonymous said...

Raspberry white chocolate scones sound delicious. YUM!

April said...

Scones are one my favorite things! These look delish!

Katy said...

The scones look irresistible! Just reading the ingredients makes me one of these beautiful scones right now!

You have a lovely blog with great recipes.

Megan said...

Wow - those look perfect! And I could sure use one right about now -

J.Danger said...

these look like dessert!

teresa said...

Mmmm, gorgeous. I have got to take your advice and make me some scones soon!

Bunny said...

These look fantstic Cristine! Look at the berries, I bet the white chocolate with these was heaven!

Pamela said...

Oh, my! Those look like some seriously delicious scones!

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