2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (cold and cubed)
1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. This forms the base of your scone mixture.
- Incorporate Butter: Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. This step ensures a flaky and tender texture in the final scones.
- Add Berries: Gently fold in the mixed berries, distributing them evenly throughout the dough. The burst of vibrant colors will make your scones visually appealing.
- Pour in Cream: Drizzle the heavy cream and vanilla extract over the mixture. Using a fork, mix until the dough starts to come together. Be cautious not to overmix; a slightly shaggy dough is what you’re aiming for.
- Shape the Dough: Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat it into a circle about 1 inch thick. Using a knife or a pastry cutter, divide the circle into 8 wedges.
- Bake to Perfection: Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the tops turn a delightful golden brown.
Mixed Berry Scones, a taste of summer’s finest embraced in every bite.
As the aroma of freshly baked scones fills my kitchen, I’m reminded of the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations—a time when our nation comes together to commemorate freedom, unity, and the simple joys that make life special.
There’s something enchanting about the Fourth of July—the way the sky lights up with fireworks, the sounds of laughter and cheers echoing through the air.
It’s a day that’s etched in my heart, not just for the historical significance it holds, but also for the cherished memories it creates.
And what better way to add a touch of culinary delight to this festive occasion than with these irresistible Mixed berry scones?
A table adorned with red, white, and blue, friends and family gathered around, and a platter of freshly baked scones beckoned from the center.
With each scone, a burst of flavors—juicy berries mingling with the buttery richness, create a symphony that dances on the taste buds.
It’s a celebration of flavors as vibrant as the fireworks that paint the night sky.
As I prepare these scones with care, I can’t help but reflect on the parallels between baking and our nation’s journey.
Just as each ingredient plays a vital role in the scone’s creation, every individual contributes to the tapestry of our country.
The Fourth of July is a reminder of the collective story—a story of resilience, progress, and unity.
So, as the calendar approaches and my kitchen turns into a haven of baking magic, I invite you to join me in creating cherished 4th of July desserts.
Let’s infuse this celebration with the delectable essence of Mixed berry scones and the warmth of togetherness.
After all, what could be more fitting than indulging in a treat that embodies the essence of freedom and the sweetness of life?
3 Creative Takes on Mixed Berry Scones
Spice up your baking collection with these exciting variations of the classic Mixed berry scones.
These alternatives will add a new dimension of flavor and creativity to your scone-making adventures. Here are three enticing variations to consider:
1. Citrus Zest Delight: Lemon Blueberry Scones
Imagine the zesty aroma of lemon combined with the sweetness of blueberries.
To create these Lemon Blueberry Scones, simply replace the mixed berries in the original recipe with fresh blueberries.
Add the zest of one lemon to the dry ingredients before incorporating the butter.
The result? Scones that exude a refreshing citrus fragrance and a burst of berry goodness with every bite.
Partner it with this luscious and fancy drink, Cotton Candy Lemonade and for sure it will be a good match with the blueberry scones.
2. Autumn Comfort: Apple Cinnamon Walnut Scones
As the leaves change colors and the air becomes crisp, indulge in the coziness of fall with Apple Cinnamon Walnut Scones.
Swap the mixed berries for finely diced apples and chopped walnuts. Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the dry mixture for that quintessential autumn spice.
Indeed, walnut and apples are best paired together just like the ever-tasty and nutritious Apple and Walnut Salad.
These scones pair wonderfully with a warm cup of chai tea or apple cider, making them a seasonal delight.
3. Chocolate Indulgence: Chocolate Chip Berry Scones
For those who crave a touch of indulgence, the Chocolate Chip Berry Scones are a match made in dessert heaven.
Keep the mixed berries from the original recipe, but toss in a handful of chocolate chips for an irresistible twist.
Partner it with hot chocolate and for sure your family will love it.
The combination of juicy berries and rich chocolate creates a scone that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
Whether you’re a fan of zesty citrus, autumnal comfort, or a hint of chocolatey goodness, these variations offer a delightful departure from the traditional Mixed berry scones.
Experiment with these flavors and let your taste buds guide you on a delectable journey.
Serving and Preserving Your Mixed Berry Scones
Congratulations, you’ve just pulled a batch of scrumptious Mixed berry scones out of the oven.
Now, it’s time to enjoy the fruit of your baking labor. Here are some handy tips for serving and storing these delectable treats.
When it comes to serving your Mixed berry scones, you have a few delightful options.
These scones are at their best when enjoyed fresh out of the oven when the aroma is irresistible and the texture is at its peak.
Here are a couple of serving suggestions to consider:
1. Plain and Simple: Enjoy the scones as they are, with a dollop of clotted cream, whipped cream, or butter.
The buttery richness of the scones pairs beautifully with the creamy accompaniment.
2. Berry Beautiful: Elevate your scone experience by serving them with a side of mixed berry compote or jam.
The burst of berry flavors will complement the scones perfectly.
To ensure your Mixed berry scones remain fresh and flavorful, proper storage is key:
1. Short-Term Storage: If you plan to consume the scones within a day or two, store them in an airtight meal-prepping container at room temperature.
To maintain their flaky texture, avoid placing them in a plastic bag, as it can make them soggy.
2. Long-Term Storage: If you’ve baked more scones than you can enjoy immediately, freeze them individually.
Wrap each scone tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag.
When you’re ready to indulge, let them thaw at room temperature and warm them in the oven for a few minutes to restore their freshness.
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