I discovered scones when I was in college. I first indulged in a blueberry scone from Starbucks after several hours of studying. I later expanded to Panera. . . but never much past that. Scones originated from Scotland as a single serving cake or bread. According to the trust wikipedia, scones were originally baked on a gridle; they were flat and round. When the oven became more readily available, scones became oven-baked. However, they can be fried, baked, sweetened, savory,etc. There’s quite a variety. I chose blueberry 🙂
1 – 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
1/4 cup milk
5-6 tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar (or 1/2 Stevia)
1 cup blueberries (fresh or dethawed frozen)
Scones are different than other bread products because you can’t just mix it, you have to sorta crumble it together. That’s what gives it the dryer, almost crunchier taste.
First mix the flours, baking soda, baking powder. Cut butter into small pieces and mix w/ fork or pastry blender (we don’t have one).
Add egg + sugar blend.
Blend together. Add Greek yogurt + milk. Lastly, add blueberries. I used dethawed frozen blueberries. Afterwards, I wished I had let them sit in a few tbsp of sugar before adding them. . . they were quite tart.
Now, you can flatten this dough into a circle, kneading until ~1/2 inch thick and then slicing into triangles. However, I find it difficult to slice and transfer the dough. So, you may want to slice it on the baking sheet…or just scoop the dough out into balls and flatten to 1/2 inch.
Sprinkle the tops with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for ~12 minutes. I would recommend 1 -2 minutes longer if you like the crunchy scones. Mine were more of a cupcake consistency and less crunchy.
Sprinkle more sugar immediately after they come out of the oven.
These are relatively healthy blueberry scones. Many recipes call for heavy cream or whole milk instead of the yogurt I used. This could be the reason mine were a little more cakey and less crispy.
I would like to try cinnamon scones again, soon. I am always looking for cinnamon chips but cannot find them at any grocery! Let me know if anyone has words of wisdom on where to locate these mysterious chips…