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Prizewinning Orange Scones With Berries And Cream

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Ingredients
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 5 1⁄2 Tablespoon, cut into pieces
  Egg 1 Large (Extra Large Sized)
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated orange zest 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh berries 8 Cup (128 tbs), hulled (if necessary), washed and well dried (Such As Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries And Tayberries)
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Depending Upon Sweetness Of Berries)
  Whipping cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), whipped and lightly sweetened with 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven hot to 425 degrees F.

MAKING
2) Grease a baking sheet lightly.
3) Prepare scones in a small bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar and mix thoroughly.
4) With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse meal.
5) In a small bowl add egg and cream and lightly beat it.
6) Stir it in the flour mixture till well blended.
7) On a lightly floured board knead the dough for 1 minute.
8) Make it into a rectangle approximately 4 inches by 8 inches.
9) Baste it with melted butter.
10) Sprinkle sugar and orange zest over it.
11) Beginning from the long side, roll up, jelly-roll fashion. Seal seams pinching the edges lightly with fingers.
12) Make 8 slices from the roll 1 inch thick.
13) Arrange the slices cut side down on greased baking sheet.
14) Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
15) Place on racks to cool and pack in plastic bags.
16) Put in a picnic basket.

FINALIZING
17) In a large portable bowl put slices strawberries along with other whole berries.
18) Sprinkle sugar on top. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
19) Put in a basket or cooler to carry to the picnic.
20) In a leak proof container put whipped cream and refrigerate till chilled before packing in the cooler.

SERVING
21) Serve heap spoonfuls of berries over a scone and top with whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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