How does one describe the smells of these amazing scones baking? Drool, over stimulation and a loud hungry stomach, oh I could on! You MUST make these delicious scones. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch and even dessert. These beauties will put a smile on everyone’s face!

Makes 8 large or 16 smaller scone

2 c. all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ c. cold butter, cut into piece
2 c. dried mixed berries
1 beaten egg
1 c. sour cream
Zest of one lemon

In a food processor combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse a couple of times. Add pieces of cold butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Toss in the beautiful berries and the very fragrant lemon zest.

Tip: Coating dried fruit, chocolate chips and nuts in a little flour will prevent them from sinking to the bottom when baking!

In a small bowl, combine the egg yolk and sour cream. Add this to the dry mixture and stir with a fork just until combined. Be sure to not over mix. The mixture will appear dry, but is not. Turn the mixture onto a floured board or counter. This is where the fun begins! Gently press the mixture together until it can be easily kneaded. Don’t you just love the feeling of dough? Knead the dough for 2 minutes by folding and gently pressing the dough together until it is nearly smooth. Roll out into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 8 large beautiful scones.

Place on a greased baking stone or cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes in a 400-degree oven or until lightly browned on top. It is fun for children (and me too) to watch the scones “puff up” in the oven. That’s because the dry acid in the baking powder, when added to wet ingredients, begins to react and produces carbon dioxide bubbles just like yeast.

While scones are baking, make this amazing glaze.

Lemon Glaze

Mix together:

1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract

Stir in enough additional orange juice, one teaspoon at a time to get a drizzling consistency. Very liberally pour this incredible glaze over each lovely scone and open wide because you’re about to taste one of the best scones you’ve ever had. Enjoy!