Glazed Raspberry Heart Scones
Makes about 12
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons whipping cream
1/3 cup (about) raspberry jam (do not use seedless)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon rose water (optional)
Note: Rose water lends a subtle floral flavor to the scones; it can be found at some supermarkets, specialty foods stores, and Middle Eastern markets.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl.
Add butter; rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles fine meal.
Gradually add 1 cup cream, mixing until dough comes together.
Turn dough out onto sheet of foil; pat to 1/2-inch thickness.
Using 3-inch heart-shaped or round cookie cutter, cut out scones.
Gather scraps; pat to 1/2-inch thickness and cut out additional scones.
Using floured knife, start at point of each heart and cut horizontally halfway through scones; fill with 1 generous teaspoon jam (jam will show at edges).
Transfer to baking sheet.
Bake scones until brown, about 18 minutes.
Transfer to rack; cool scones until slightly warm.
Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar, remaining 3 tablespoons cream, and rose water in bowl to blend.
Spread glaze over scones.
Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.