Sour Cream Donuts

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  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg or apple pie spice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsps. soft butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

In a bowl, mix together the flour, powder, salt and spice.

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Strawberry Ricotta Scones

Scone

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  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (or reg milk with 2 drops of white vinegar)
  • 2 tbsps. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup ricotta (I drain mine in a strainer for about 2 hours to remove as much liquid as possible)
  • 3 tbsps sugar
  • 1-2 tbsps grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2-1/4 tsps. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup very cold butter cut up
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

Mix together the egg, buttermilk, lemon juice and vanilla.  Add the lemon zest and the ricotta and mix well.

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Banana & Chocolate Chip Scones

Scone

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  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter cut into small cubes
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsps. real banana extract (you can also just use vanilla)
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup mini choc chips (can also use nuts)

Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add the butter and cut in with a pastry blender, you fingers or two knives until it is very small peas.

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