White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

I first tasted this scone a number of years ago at a coffee shop in my home town...it was warm and perfect...for years I searched for the recipe. I finally found it, about a year ago, and have made it regularly since then. A perfect combination of raspberries, white chocolate and almond extract. It can't get much better than that. Enjoy!
Raspberrry-White Chocolate Scones
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. firm butter or margarine
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 c. whipping cream
Additional whipping cream
3/4 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
2/3 cup white baking chips
  • Heat oven to 400 F.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, 3 Tbsp. sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender until mixture looks like fine crumbs. (I don't have a pastry blender, you can find them pretty cheap. I start out using 2 butter knives, pulling them close but in opposite directions. I then finish off by using a fork.)
  • In a smaller bowl beat the eggs. Stir in whipping cream and extract.
  • Add raspberries and white chips to the dry ingredients.
  • Stir in wet ingredients to dry until mixed.
  • Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet. Roll or pat dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges. Brush with whipping cream and sprinkle with sugar. (I am generous when brushing on the whipping cream- it is a drier dough)
  • Bake for 18-23 min. (My crazy oven takes a short 15 min.) or until golden brown. Allow to cool for a short time. Carefully seperate wedges and remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm. (I don't remove from the cookie sheet immediately, I wait until it cools down a bit...mine would otherwise fall apart.)
  • Enjoy with a cup of this:

Say hello to my little friend! This was my Christmas present from my father-in-law. I love it...it did take some practicing before getting it right(this is my first "coffee" maker) It is actually a latte/capuccino maker from Williams Sonoma. It makes a big cup in about 5-10 min-or while I get the kids breakfast. You put water in the bottom, espresso ground beans in the middle and milk on the top. It even has a frother!


Gift Wrap

A little late aren't I? I don't think so...we all wrap gifts throughout the year! True, these happen to be Christmas gift pictures, but change the colors and you can have a nicely wrapped gift anytime of year. I usually buy big rolls of solid color wrapping paper...for sure a roll of white paper. Then when ribbon by the roll goes on sale or I see some at a garage sale I pick it up. I also buy different colors of card stock when it's on sale. I did my above Monogram Tags on Word by using the Auto Shape option and creating a Text Box inside. I also did ovals with the persons name in it. For a wedding you could do the new couple's monograms on the tag. For kids birthdays I've done a huge letter on my Word program in the outline option, printed it on a fun color of cardstock, cut it out and glued it on. Simple and cheap!

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