Thursday, August 2, 2012

Proclaimers Raspberry Scones

Raspberry's and Scones are just as much a part of Scotland as the Rockin' 80's band The Proclaimers are. The Proclaimers, most commonly known for their song "I'm gonna be" ( I would walk 500 miles ), are  a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. This scottish recipe is a tribute to their awesome music... Enjoy! 

4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter ( Cold, cubed ) 
1 cup sour cream 
dash of milk
2 pints raspberries ( fresh )
Additional sugar for dipping ( I like to use vanilla sugar, found at specialty spice store ) 

Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 

Work in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

 Add sour cream and just enough milk to make dough into a soft mixture. ( not too wet )

 Gently fold in berries. Spoon dough into 3-ounce pieces. ( about 1/3 cup ) 

Dip tops in sugar and place on greased cookie sheet. 

Bake at 325°F until golden brown – approximately 8 to 10 minutes.

Serve with a nice cup of tea and some good scottish music! 

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