raspberry drop scones

TGIF. Really, it’s been one of those weeks. Tons of work, a big flare up of repetitive stress injury and I haven’t worked out in ages. All of this means that I haven’t gone grocery shopping in days and for someone who walks to the local market every day or two, things are not looking good fridge-wise. And just to add insult to injury (why not?), I made a pound cake on Sunday that is still sitting in it’s pretty glass cake dome because it just tastes too yammy. Yup, a cake I made 5 days ago is still available for eating when things get desperate. I’m in a slump and I’ve got to shake it up.

One thing that I do have going for me is a freezer full of summer berries. It’s a nice surprise to pull out a plastic container filled with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries in the middle of winter (or the beginning of March that feels like the middle of winter). So I made these raspberry drop scones for breakfast a few weekends ago when I was sans slumping. They’re not very sweet and they’re easy to whip up for breakfast so it makes a perfect little pick-me-up breakfast treat. I think I could use another batch for Saturday morning.

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36 comments to “raspberry drop scones”

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    squirrelbread   March 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    these are truly gorgeous!!

    cheers,

    *heather*

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    VeggieGirl   March 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    LOVELY SCONES!!! And I hear ya – TGIF, indeed!!

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    catherine   March 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    ooooo… These might just trump my waffle obsession this weekend…

    One question though. Maybe I’m missing it, but how hot is the oven?

    Thanks!

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    Ahava   March 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    You have sent my mouth watering, yet again. Luckily I just so happen to have some frozen raspberries on hand…

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    kickpleat   March 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks Heather, they taste as good as they look!

    Ahava, I hope you love them as much as I do!

    Good catch, Catherine…425F corrected.

    Thanks veggiegirl…tgif!!

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    Dawn   March 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    you know I’ve been eyeing the raspberry scones at starbucks for a while, waiting for the urge to kick in and make my own.
    I love yours and I hope to make some very soon. I want them sweeter, so just add in more sugar and maybe buttermilk instead of skim. Hope your weekend is better. I haven’t been to the gym in 1.5 weeks and I’m hating myself for it.

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    Anali   March 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Those look great! Scones are a staple for me now. You just can’t go wrong with them.

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    Betsy   March 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Those are beautiful, I hope they brightened your day. :)

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    Shannalee   March 13, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I seriously fixated on the line “walks to the local market” for a while, completely jealous and imagining such a life. Sigh. Anyway – raspberries are one of my favorites, so I love them in any baked thing (well, except for an unfortunate buttermilk cake I made last year). Beautiful photos, too!

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    celine   March 14, 2009 at 1:38 am

    feel better soon!

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    Culinary Wannabe   March 14, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Sorry things have been stinky lately! Hopefully they will turn around and you can have some time to relax this weekend. And I’ve never heard of drop scone before – so much better than cutting them out into perfect shapes!

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    Hayley   March 14, 2009 at 7:26 am

    So pretty, I just love scones. I hope the weather starts improving soon, I need more summer berries!

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    kickpleat   March 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks Betsy, just looking at them makes me smile!

    Dawn, glad I’m not the only one! Try these out with your additions, I’m sure they’d be perfect!

    I agree, Anali, I love scones and make them often.

    Thanks Shannalee, I just assumed everyone walked to their local market! Envy away :)

    Thanks Celine!

    Culinary, I decided to be lazy and drop them like a drop biscuit…and it worked wonderfully!

    Hayley, I hope the weather improves here too! But I feel safe and happy with a freezer full of picked summer berries.

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    Bijoux   March 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks kickpleat, You just gave me an idea! I too have frozen raspberries from last summers berry picking in my parents backyard. I totally forgot about them. What I don’t have in stock is raw sugar. How necessary is this ingredient?
    Yam cake? Hm, sounds kind of tempting…in a healthy way. What if you slice it and toast it in a toaster and have it with jam/butter/peanut butter or figure out a way to make it into bread pudding or french toast?

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    Not Another Omnivore   March 14, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Scones give me warm, fuzzy feelings inside.

    NAOmni

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    Ulla   March 15, 2009 at 9:00 am

    yummy and healthy! yay!

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    CookiePie   March 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Beautiful scones! What a perfect breakfast treat. Hope you’re feeling better soon!!

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    Carrie   March 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Sounds good–I love a nice, not-too-sweet scone! kickpleat, do you thaw the berries first or just crumble them up while frozen? I’ve never made scones using frozen fruit before.

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    Kevin   March 15, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Those raspberry scones look good!

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    Kristina   March 15, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I love drop scones! In my mind, there’s absolutely no reason why scones should require rolling-out, when perfectly delicious drop scones can be prepared.

    I have raspberries in my freezer, as well. I might have to try out these scones.

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    Aimée   March 15, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    We would scarf these up so fast!! Good thing I have some frozen berries, too, because these look too good to pass up!
    Hope you feel better soon…

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    gaga   March 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I have frozen strawberries. I’ll have to try this using strawberries.

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    Finsmom   March 15, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Scones are pretty much my favorite thing, and I am always looking for a new recipe to try for them. Your recipe looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing! I LOVE raspberries in practically everything, so I am sure I will love these scones!

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    Aimée   March 16, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Congratulation on your 2009 Bloggie!!!
    You’re a winner!!

    I’m super happy for you. Cheers!

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    Janine   March 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Hey Catherine – its for 425 degress. ;o)

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    kickpleat   March 18, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Bijoux, raw sugar is totally unnecessary! I had some, I like using it, so I threw it on top. Regular sugar is fine :)

    NAOmni, me too.

    Thanks Kevin, they’re perfect!

    Ulla, definitely :)

    Thanks cookie pie!

    Carrie, no need to thaw! Frozen is fine :)

    Kristina, yes, I had no clue that drop scones would work out so much easier! But it’s true.

    Thanks finsmom, I hope you enjoy them!

    Thanks Aimée, having frozen berries around makes things better all around! And thanks so much for the congrats :)

    Gaga, frozen strawberries would be great too….just chop them up if they’re too large!

    Janine, totally my fault! I had forgotten to add the temp. I’ve got such great readers :)

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    Anonymous   March 20, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Made these scones as a thank-you gift for some friends and they were gobbled up very quickly! Thanks for yet another great recipe.

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    annie   March 21, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, and for the suggestion about frozen strawberries (which I happen to have on hand). Scone deliciousness is in my future!

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    kickpleat   March 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks anon!

    Annie, please enjoy scone deliciousness soon :)

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    Bellini Valli   March 28, 2009 at 5:22 am

    I just love your version of scones. I have no raspberries waiting for me in the freezer but I have bookmarked this.

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    kickpleat   March 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Bellini, I hope you try this soon! Any fruit should work :)

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    thestudiouscook   April 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    everyone who had these loved them. They were great. I’ve used raspberries in a few more scone recipes now…great flavour!

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    Rachel   June 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    YUM! I just made these, and I almost feel better about discovering today that two jobs I was hoping to get went to somebody else. Actually, if I make some lemon curd to go with them, I might be completely over it :-P

    Thanks SO MUCH for your ingenious recipes! It is so thoughtful of you to share them with the rest of us who could use a pick-me-up or a fresh idea. :-)

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    Lena   July 6, 2011 at 6:09 am

    have some blueberries i would like to put into a scone and this sounds perfect! which would be better? this or your blackberry scone recipe? what are the differences in texture? keeping time? deliciousness? and do you use unsalted or salted butter? thanks

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    kickpleat   July 6, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Lena, this is a good scone recipe for blueberries & all my scone recipes are very delicious :) I usually use unsalted butter, but if you use salted you may (or may not) want to leave out some or all of the salt.

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