Fair Trade Mixed Berry Scones

Looking for a better way to start your day? These scones from 365 Days of Baking and More blogger Lynne Feifer just might be the answer. Simply fold Fair Trade Certified blueberries and strawberries into pastry dough, bake for 25 minutes and BAM: buttery scones with pops of berry brightness. Perfect for brunches, teatimes, and those mornings when your usual cereal-and-milk combo just isn't cutting it. Serve alongside fresh berries for an extra fruit boost. 

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Ingredients

Preparation Instructions

  1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. 
  2. Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter and cream cheese until the mixture resembles coarse meal. 
  3. Add egg, milk, diced strawberries and blueberries. Mix with a rubber spatula until the dough forms a soft ball. 
  4. Prepare a clean, flat surface by dusting it with flour and turn the dough out onto it. 
  5. Divide the dough in half and pat each into a circle approximate 5 inches in diameter. Cut the dough into 6 wedges. Keeping the wedges pressed together, transfer the entire disk of dough to the prepared baking sheet. 
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops of the scones are lightly golden and firm. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

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