I’ve made scones before and they were pretty good BUT this latest trial of mine was just PERFECT. They were so scrumptious that a few were gone when they were still piping hot! 😮 I’ve simplified the recipe a lot and think I’ve used the exact right amount of butter to give the perfect soft moist crumbliness without indulging in any more butter than I really need to. They had the right amount sweetness where most of the sugar still comes from the natural fruit instead of raw sugar crystals. I just love these scones and don’t think these would last anywhere if I just put them out.
Here’s the simple list of ingredients –
- 1 1/2 cups of pastry flours
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp of sugar
- 1 tbsp of baking soda or 3 tbsp of baking powder (it’s usually 1:3 ratio for soda:powder)
- a pinch of salt
- 5 tbsp of unsalted butter (use cold butter)
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 lemon zest
- 1-11/2 cup of blueberries
- Preheat oven to 425 F / 220 C.
- Mix all the dry ingredients first (first five in the list).
- Take out the cold butter from fridge and cut it to small pieces and mix it into the dry ingredients. Then mix in the blueberries and lemon zest.
- Next, pour in the milk and yogurt. Here’s the key, start folding the dry mix into the wet mix using a spatula. This mix shouldn’t be a smooth dough mixture in the end, we are not making bread. 🙂 If you mix it too much, there will be more gluten produced in the process and in turn will taste more spongy. I don’t know about you but that’s not how I like my scones.
- Make a pizza shape and leave them an inch tall. Cut them into 8 to 12 pieces depending on how big you would like them.
- Place them on a baking sheet, keep them an inch apart.
- (Optional) Sprinkle some sugar on top of each scone if you would like a sweet crunch to them.
- Place the tray in the oven and set the timer for 13 mins, depending on the size of the scone it may take less than this so keep an eye on these after 10 mins. They are done when they turn golden.
Give it a try if you are curious and let me know how your batch turns out. I would love to hear feedback/suggestions! 🙂