08 March 2013

Boysenberry Drop Scones on a snow day

/ Inside /

 

/ Outside /

 
Yesterday I woke early just to watch the snow pile up outside and listen to the silence that only happens when the world around us is covered in white.
Patrick had been up already and out to check his cows. Apparently i was still too busy staring out the window so he started the coffee when he came in and served it to me. I was a queen in my blanket on the couch.
By mid morning the neighboring farmers were plowing the roads and people began to stir outside. I took a walk around the neighborhood and came back in soaked, ready for another round of coffee. Patrick came back after feeding more cows and Blaine stopped by so i threw together a quick batch of scones and enjoyed their conversations about all that was going on in the world of a farmer.

These scones are simple, basic and really versatile. Essentially a sweet version of a drop biscuit. For the times when you don't want to spend much time in the kitchen you can do these quickly by just adding slightly less cream (or milk will do as well) and dropping them from a tablespoon instead of rolling and cutting them out.
Boysenberries are great but any berries you have on hand will do just as well. 

Boysenberry Drop Scones
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Combine and cut in 
6 T. cold butter, cut in 1/4 in cubes
until the mixture is course. Stir in 
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup frozen Boysenberries, roughly chopped (to incorporate better into dough)
coat with flour mixture then add
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup heavy cream, 
a quarter cup at a time just until mixture comes together and forms a ball.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop scones by tablespoon. 
Sprinkle the tops with sugar and bake at 400, 12-15 min.

Serve with a cup of coffee or tea and good conversation.

12 comments:

  1. I was away at a ladies retreat so I missed most of the snow =( It looks very pretty in your photos!

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  2. A winter wonderland that is leaving us all too quickly! I enjoyed the laid-back day it brought with it! I'm anxious to try the scones!
    Happy Friday, love!

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  3. We have a had a bit of snow here, too, and today....sunshine and 50 degrees! Yay! Your scones look tremendously good so I think I try them this morning. You live in a gorgeous place...I love your photographs!

    ~Julia

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  4. love the pic. w/ the church! and those scones look amazing :) thanks for the recipe! i'm pinning it :)

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  5. What incredible incredible beauty! I'm just in awe!
    And the food looks perfectly fitting. I wish I could be there. :)

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  6. It's all so beautiful and sweet and romantic . . . the snow and baking . . . and of course the farmer bringing you coffee too. ;) I just can't get over how your house is right there on the corner of that cute little intersection . . . and that your living room "doors" are open for a great big view. I love it and am so pleased that we've been there. :) You've made a beautiful home!

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  7. i cant even tell you how much i luv your photos.

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  8. Beautiful photos! Snow days are one of my favorite times to get out and snap some pictures! The scones also look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Your photos are beautiful! I miss the snow.
    I can just smell those scones...I bet they were
    delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Corinne

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  10. it's a snow day today! these scones would make this early spring slump a little bit better...

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  11. Your blog is so beautiful! We live in Northern Virginia and LONG for a slower pace and farm life. Thanks for sharing this recipe I hope to try it soon :)

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  12. Boy is it so beautiful where you live. I hope it is sunnier now at your house ;-)
    Those scones look amazing, I am going to try them. Thanks for the recipe. Clarice

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