Under 30 Minutes

Fast Raspberry Scones

Serve these raspberry scones at breakfast or with tea for an afternoon snack.

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  • Yield: Makes 20

Source: Everyday Food, May 2010


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (6 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a food processor, pulse together flour, cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and pulse until pea-size pieces form. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg yolk. Slowly pour buttermilk mixture through feed tube into processor, pulsing until dough just comes together.

  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and sprinkle raspberries on top. Knead 3 times to fold in raspberries (there may be loose pieces of dough and a stray berry or 2). Gather and pat dough into a 1-inch-thick square and cut or pull apart into 2-inch pieces. Place pieces, about 2 inches apart, on 2 parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets and sprinkle tops with 1 tablespoon sugar.

  3. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let scones cool slightly on sheets on wire racks. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container, up to 1 day.


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