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Prizewinning Orange Scones with Berries and Cream

Prizewinning Orange Scones with Berries and Cream

  • 2 c sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1t salt
  • 2T granulated sugar
  • 5 ½ T unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1 extra large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 2T unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • 1T orange zest
  • 6 to 8 c fresh berries washed and dried (such as blueberries, strawberries,
    raspberries, blackberries)
  • ¾ to 1 c granulated sugar, depending on how sweet the berries are
  • 1 to 1 ½ c heavy (whipping) cream, whipped and lightly sweetened
    with 2t of granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 425º F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using a pastry blender, 2 knives, or your fingertips, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine the egg and cream and add to the flour mixture, mix until just blended together.

Turn out the batter onto a lightly floured board and knead for 1 minute. Roll dough into a rectangle approximately 4 inches by 8 inches. Brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar and orange zest. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, and seal the long seam by pinching it together lightly with your fingers.

Cut the roll into eight 1 inch thick slices. Lay slices down sideways on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until scones are golden.

Slice the strawberries and place in a large pretty bowl with other whole berries if available. Sprinkle with sugar and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. To serve, heap spoonfuls of berries over each scone and top with freshly whipped cream.

Makes 8 scones

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Best Blueberry Smoothies...Nutritious and Satisfying any day for Breakfast, Lunch or Snack

1 cup Frozen Blueberries
1 Banana,
1/2 cup Yogurt
1 cup fruit juice
Ice as needed

Put ingredients in blender, juice and berries first. Blend. Add ice to get preferred consistency. (I like using apple juice with about 1 cup of ice, but the Wilts like orange juice).

Is there fiber in blueberries?

YES! Organic Blueberries are a great, nutritious and delicious source of fiber! Blueberries are a good source of vitamin C and fiber. One cup of conventional blueberries equals one serving and provides 15 percent of the vitamin C and 14 percent of the dietary fiber needed daily. We've measured Sunset Valley Organics Vitamin C, and know you'll get twice the Vitamin C as conventional berries, and we're working out how to measure the fiber in our very uniquely grown, certified organic produce. Blueberries do not contain any cholesterol or fat and are low in calories. Include blueberries in your diet.