So ya’ll will have to forgive me if I start use a southern drawl for this post. I attended the University of Alabama for my undergraduate study and this recipe for Raspberry Scones is based upon the decadent sweet treats that would grace the table at our sorority house during special events. Not to mention the fact that the colors are crimson and white. A recipe in honor of one of my favorite football teams – The University of Alabama!
This recipe is so easy to make, and it’s buttery, sweet an oh.so.southern. Plus, since it’s red and white, it makes a lovely centerpiece for holidays like Valentine’s Day or Christmas.
Speaking of southern, you can’t serve a sweet southern treat without a sweet southern tea. That’s why I paired these Raspberry Scones with Milo’s Sweet Tea. This easy recipe for Raspberry Scones is brought to you in collaboration with Milo’s. But my love for sweet tea and Raspberry Scones is all my sweet-southern own. I hope this recipe and sweet tea combination inspires you to a little southern hospitality and some delicious crimson and white entertaining for the holidays. #HolidaysWithMilos #DrinkMilos #pmedia
I wish you could have been in my kitchen while these scones were baking. I would’ve served you up some sweet tea and asked you all about your recent adventures. We could have swapped stories about our kids and chatted about the recipes that make our families happy.
I love to share a good recipe. Scones can be tricky at times. Choose the wrong recipe and you’ll wind up with crumbly, dry hunks of dough. Pick the right recipe, and you’ll get these moist, melt-in-your-mouth scones that pair perfectly with fresh raspberries and sweet tea.
A good friend of mine bakes moist, rich, and flavor-filled cakes. I asked for her secret – and she explained that she adds either sour cream or plain yogurt to her cake mix. So this recipe includes one cup of sour cream. You won’t taste the sour cream but it makes these scones extra moist and incredibly tasty.
I prepared my scones two ways, and here I’ll share both. In one version I baked the raspberry pie filling right into the scone and in the other I cut the scone open and added the filling after baking. Both versions are perfect for serving up some southern style hospitality – especially when you serve them with Milo’s Sweet Tea.
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Raspberry Scones and Southern Style Holiday Entertaining
This Raspberry Scone recipe is an update to a scone recipe I used while at the University of Alabama. I think you’ll find that the addition of sour cream adds just the right amount of moisture and it improves the flavor of the scones. Of course, raspberry flavors are perfect for balancing out the sweet – and they make for gorgeous dessert and party platters.
Raspberry Scones Recipe Ingredients
- 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup of Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1 Cup of Butter (2 sticks) not melted
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- 2 Tablespoons of Milk (optional – I did not use but you can if the batter is too dry)
- 1 Can of Raspberry Pie Filling (you can also use preserves or another fruit flavor)
- 1 Squeeze Tube of Cookie Icing (place in warm water to ensure even flow of icing)
- 1 Cup fresh washed raspberries (optional)
- 1 Gallon of Milo’s Sweet Tea – to serve with the Raspberry Scones
How to Make Raspberry Scones Recipe
Step 1 – Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2 – Measure your ingredients. I like to measure and double check all my ingredients before baking. This simple step has saved me from many a baking catastrophe.
Step 3 – Mix the Dry Ingredients. I recommend mixing all of the dry ingredients in one bowl first. Try for an even distribution of all the dry ingredients thoughout the mix.
Step 4- Cut in the butter. Since I took my two butter sticks directly out of the fridge, I hit each one for 15 seconds in the microwave before cutting and adding them to the powdery mix. You can use a pastry blender or two knives to cut the butter into the mix. You want to blend in the butter and mix it as evenly as possible. You’ll want the butter chunks to be less than 1/4 inch in diameter before moving on to the next step.
Step 5 – Add the Egg and Sour Cream. This step is easy – just use a fork to break up the egg yolk and blend the egg and sour cream into the mix. If the mix is too dry you can also add up to 2 tablespoons of milk. Add one at a time – you don’t want soggy dough.
Step 6 – Knead the Dough. You’ll need to dump the dough out onto to a sheet of parchment paper or a floured surface and gently keep folding the dough over itself until you achieve a smooth, pliable consistency.
Step 7 – Create a Dome and cut triangle shapes. Once your dough is well combined, separate it into two parts. Form each part into a dome patty. Once formed, cut your dough like a pizza into triangular shapes.
Step 8 – Separate and Bake. Pull the triangular pieces apart and bake on either a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Start checking at 12 minutes for doneness as ovens vary. You want only the outer edges to be a golden brown.
Step 9 – Cut, add filling and decorate. Even with the added moisture, scones are a dry baked treat. Carefully cut the scone through the center and add the Raspberry pie filling (or preserves). Re-assemble the two halves and squeeze on some cookie icing. These are best served warm.
Option 2 – Add Filling then Bake
Step 7 – Cut the dome through the center. Once formed, cut your dough through the center and use your fingers to create a shallow pocket for the filling. You can use either the raspberry pie filling or some berry preserves in this recipe.
Step 8 – Assemble and Cut. Put the two pieces of the dome back together and use a sharp knife to cut the dome into pizza like slices. Depending upon the size of your dome, you will want to cut either six or eight triangles from the dough shape.
Step 8 – Separate and Bake. Pull the triangular pieces apart and bake on either a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Start checking at 12 minutes for doneness – as ovens vary. You want only the outer edges to be a golden brown.
Step 9 -Decorate the scones. Once the scones cool for 5 minutes, squeeze on some cookie icing. These Raspberry Scones are best served warm.
Why Southern Hospitality?
Southerners from the United States are known for their hospitality. And what they know about baked deserts and sweet tea has launched thousands of cookbooks and some of the most famous chefs in the world. For me, southern hospitality takes me back to my alma matter, The University of Alabama. In fact, just recently, our sorority house, Gamm Phi Beta, hosted a huge alumni celebration and many of my friends gathered together to share stories and cheer on the Crimson Tide. Here are a few photos taken by my friends. I hope to make it to the next reunion! Photos reused with permission.
Where can you find Milo’s Sweet Tea?
You can find Milo’s Sweet Tea at Walmart in the refrigerated section. Buy 2 gallons of Milo’s Tea for just $5 on rollback while supplies last.
Milo’s Tea Company is a family owned, certified woman owned business located in Bessemer, AL. Milo’s philosophy is to use high quality, fresh, natural ingredients, and never sacrifice taste. Milo’s teas never use any colors, acids, additives or preservatives. Read the simple ingredient list on their juices and teas, and you will see the difference. Pour some Milo’s Tea and enjoy refreshment in a glass – southern style.
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Originally Published: Nov 23, 2015 @ 06:33