Monday, March 16, 2009

Ponchatoula Strawberry Scones

Ponchatoula Strawberry Scones
made with Ponchatoula Strawberries

2 1/4 cup flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 sticks butter, cold, cut into chunks
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 strawberries washed, dried, leaftop removed and cut into chunks.  Toss in a cup with flour in it to lightly coat the wet fruit.
Place dry ingredients into a bowl.  Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or fork.  Add the berries. Toss into mixture.
Add the buttermilk and vanilla and gently fold into dry mixture using a  rubber spatula.  Form a ball, place onto floured surface.  Knead a few times and divide into two balls.  Press each into disc shape.  Cut into 8 sections using large knife. Place each section gently onto parchment lined baking sheet.  Brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with Demarra sugar or regular sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees about 15 minutes.  Until golden.  Cool on wire rack.  Serve warm.

WOW were these good!!!