I HEART SCONES
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 sour cream
1/2 cup evaporated milk
juice of half a lemon
Sift all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and sugar) into a medium sized mixing bowl. Once all dry ingredients are well sifted and mixed, cut the cold butter into the flour mixture (you can either use a fork or a pastry cutter, I prefer not to mix the cold butter using hands as the heat from our hands will just melt the butter).
In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, evaporated milk and lemon juice.
Pour the sour cream mixture onto the flour mixture. Use a fork to briefly mix and form a dough. Once the mixture form into a dough, gently and only briefly knead dough and shape into a 1 inch thick disk. Cut heart shapes from the dough using a cookie cutter (you can always use the round shaped cutters if you prefer, I just like my scones to look even more cuter!)
Place the cut-out scones onto a cookie sheet lined with baking parchment.
Bake the scones in a 375’F/200’C oven for 20-25 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. Serve warm. Eat with a smear of good butter or clotted cream and your favorite fruit jam. Enjoy your tea time! :)
Makes 14 scones