Orange Cream Scones With BC Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread

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  • 2 cups (500 ml) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50 ml) granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) salt
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) cinnamon
  • Finely grated peel from 1 orange
  • ¼ cup (50 ml) cold butter
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup (125 ml) sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp (25 ml) milk

Preheat oven to 425°F(210°C). Combine dry ingredients and grated orange peel in food processor fitted with a metal blade. Whirl until blended, about 20 seconds. Cut butter into cubes and add. Whirl with on and off motion until mixture resembles course meal; pour into mixing bowl. Stir in whisked eggs and sour cream jusg until ingredients are moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead gently for about 2 minutes. Roll out dough to ¾" (2 cm) thickness. Cut out scones using a 3" (7.5 cm) cookie cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush tops with milk and bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until tops are golden and crusty. Remove to a rack to cool. Makes 8 scones.