Scone Recipe - a classic afternoon treat that is soft and fluffy on the insides with that signature crusty and flaky exterior. So easy, buttery, lightly sweetened with a little kick of lime zest for an extraordinaire breakfast or snack time experience!
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lime zest.
Quickly cut butter into flour mixture using your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, this might take about 3 to 5 minutes.
Make a well in the center of the bowl and add sour cream and vanilla extract. Stir with hands or rubber spatula until it forms a rough ball; do not over mix, about 1 minute.
Transfer dough onto a floured board or surface; then knead about 3-4 times- just enough for it to come together.
Gently press the dough down to 1 inch thick, use a 2-inch round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out the biscuits into thick circles, press remaining scraps into another whole piece and cut again until the dough has been used up. You can also cut dough into 8 wedges using a knife or bench scraper.
Separate wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the top of scones dough with cream.
Bake at 400°F for 12 minutes or more , until lightly browned. Start checking after 12 minutes.
Remove, let it cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes and serve warm with clotted cream.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.