Good morning! I must say, one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is scones. But don’t you absolutely hate when you get a rock hard scone or as you’re trying to enjoy one, the flaky and crispy scone begins to crumble in your hands and all over your clothes? Not a great way to welcome the morning.
But have no fear – I came up with a delicious solution that I think you’ll absolutely love. My Fig Scones have just the right amount of sweetness and the honey makes the baked yummy just a bit softer (kind of like a biscuit) for a more enjoyable treat.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- zest of 1 orange
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter, diced small and semi-frozen
- 1/3 cup dried figs, chopped
- ¼ cup golden raisins
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment. Set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange zest. Using your hand, blend in the butter until the flour mixture looks like cornmeal. (It’s okay if there are still larger pieces of butter scattered throughout.) Stir in the figs and raisins.
- Using a separate bowl, whisk the sour cream, egg and honey together. Pour this mixture into the flour and use your hands to combine the ingredients to form the dough. Gently flatten the dough to form an 8-inch circle (approximately ¾ inch thickness) and cut into 8 wedges. Place the scones onto the baking sheet an inch apart and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving.