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Mimis Valentine Raspberry Scones

Mimis Valentine Raspberry Scones

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • 4cups flour

  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar

  • 4teaspoons baking powder

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

  • 3⁄4 cup butter (chilled and cut in pieces)

  • 1 1⁄4 cups cream

  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)

  • 1teaspoon vanilla

  • 6tablespoons raspberry jam

  • red sugar crystals

Directions

  • 01

    In a large bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  • 02

    With a pastry blender cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • 03

    In a small bowl combine the cream, beaten egg, and vanilla; mix well.

  • 04

    Add this to the flour mixture and stir till just combined; do not overmix.

  • 05

    Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead about 5-6 times.

  • 06

    Roll out to about 1/2" thickness and cut with a 4" heart-sharped cookie cutter; lightly press trimmings together and reroll to cut more scones--you should have 12.

  • 07

    Place 6 hearts on a greased baking sheet (the rerolled ones are best for the bottom).

  • 08

    Top each one with 1 tablespoon of jam; moisten edge of dough with water from your finger and place a second heart on top.

  • 09

    Press along edges to seal.

  • 10

    Sprinkle tops lightly with granulated sugar and then with the red sugar crystals.

  • 11

    Bake 400 degree oven for 15-18 minutes; don't let them get too brown.

  • 12

    Serve in a basket with a pretty napkin.

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