Diva Tasting: Jon’s Scones…

When I lived in Greenville one of my daily treats with coffee was one of my freind Jon’s Scones. With butter or lemon curd. This is my memorial post for his baking skills and his wonderful, pure soul. He is missed every day.

Jon’ s Scones, Greenville Coffee Shop SconesIngredientsScones 3 1/2 Cup all purpose flour8 Teaspoon baking powder1/2 Cup white sugar1/4 Teaspoon salt10 Tablespoon unsalted butter (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons)Zest of one large orange1 Teaspoon fresh squeezed orange juice1 Cup milk1/2 Cup sour cream1 Egg1 Tablespoon milkGlaze2 Cup confectioners sugar2-4 Tablespoon of fresh squeezed orange juiceDirections: Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees FStep 2: Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or fork until it is in pea sized lumps. Mix together 1 cup milk and sour cream in a measuring cup. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, add the zest and the juice and stir gently until combined. It will be a little lumpy, be care not to over mix.Step 3: With floured hands, form dough into balls 2 to 3 inches across. Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and flatten lightly. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Let them rest for a few minutes before putting them into the oven.Step 4: Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely on a baking rack before glazing.Step 5: For the glaze, whisk the confectioners sugar and orange juice together until smooth. If it looks too thick, add more juice. Too thin, add more sugar until it’s a nice consistency for drizzling. Pour glaze over cooled scones and allow the glaze to set before serving.

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