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Buttermilk Scones

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I got this from a booth at a fair, and then worked it until I had it right.

3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 1/4 cup cake flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon backing soda
3 sticks butter, very cold
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup dry blueberries (optional)
1/4 cup chopped dry appricote (optional)
1/4 cup chopped dates (optional)
1/4 cup chopped apples (optional)

  1. Combine flours, sugar, backing powder, and backing soda in a large bowl.
  2. Use a mixer on low to combine or stir with a large spoon.
  3. Cut the butter into cubes about sugar cube size. Keep cold.
  4. Add butter to dry mixture. Mix on low speed until blended but not fine. Or blend by hand with large fork.
  5. Add buttermilk while mixer is off.
  6. Blend on low speed or by hand until liquid is adsorbed but not dough-like.
  7. Flour a surface and work dough into a rectangle about one inch thick.
  8. Option make one half inch thick, sprinkle chopped fruit on one half, fold over and pat down.
  9. Cut into 5 inch squares, then cut squares across to make triangles.
  10. Place scones on parchment lined pan.
  11. Option is to freeze for alter use.
  12. Preheat oven to 375 df.
  13. Bake 10 minutes, rotate, and 8 more minutes.


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