Agate cove scones

Agate Cove Scones recipe

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3 cups white flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature or softened
1/4 sugar (add at least 2 more Tablespoons)
3 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
Fillings (choose one):
1 cup Craisins(sweetened dried cranberries) or raisins
1 cup strawberries, diced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup peaches, diced


Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the flour mixture, mixing only until blended. Add the buttermilk; mix only until blended. Sprinkle the filling on top of the batter and fold it in.

Using a large scoop, scoop dough onto an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a light golden color on top. Cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 12 scones

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