The scones are baking away in the oven and the whole place is filled with most glorious aroma. Glasses clink, friends are met and settle in for a chat about what's happening in their lives. The world outside goes on, but nobody cares because we're taking time with friends, scones and wine.
Moist, tender scones, sweet or savory, are perfect any time of the day - from breakfast to late-night snack and fall and winter are the perfect times to invite friends over for a cozy taste but afternoon tea was grandma's style.
Today friends want to relax, eat something yummy and drink a little wine while catching up on life and enjoying afternoon treats together. What would be better than to serve fresh homemade scones with a beautiful wine that does not tire your palate?
Adjust your oven rack to the lowest position, then Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl mix sugar and orange zest with a fork. Combine until sugar is moistened. Then add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt mix all ingredients until well incorporated.
Grate frozen butter with a box grater into the bowl with the flour mixture. Combine with hands until flour mixture resembles coarse meal.
In a small bowl whisk together Crème fraîche with egg until smooth.
Whisk crème fraîchee mixture into the flour mixture, gently knead with hands until well incorporated
Place dough on a floured surface. Then press into a circle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles like a pizza
Arrange the triangles on a prepared baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for at least 15 min. or until golden brown
While the scones are baking, heat the butter in large saute pan over med. high heat, once the butter has melted add the pears. Sautee them until they begin to soften then add the Williamson Wines Cuvee Blanc and the sugar. Continue to cook until the pears are completely softened and a syrup forms
Once the scones are done, remove them from the oven and let cool for 10 min.
Slice each scone in 1/2 horizontally and fill with pear chutney
Enjoy with a glass of Williamson Wines Cuvee Blanc