Cardamom Prune Drop Scones

Total Time
10 mins
25 mins

From "Biscuits to Scones" by Elizabeth Alston. She recommends cutting prunes with oiled knife or kitchen shears. Posted here for safekeeping.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Put flour, soda, powder, salt and cardamom into large bowl, mix well.
  3. In another bowl, beat together sour cream, egg, lemon peel and sugar.
  4. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand.
  5. Add prunes to flour/butter and toss to distribute evenly.
  6. Add sour cream mixture and stir with a spoon until a sticky dough forms.
  7. Drop by 1/3 cupfuls of dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Cool, loosely covered with a dish towel, on a wire rack.