New Year’s Scones

December 29, 2009

As in New Year’s Resolution Scones. I wanted something that I would feel good about eating every day. These have a healthy dose of whole grains, berries full of antioxidents, an egg for protein about 1/2 T of butter per scone. Not bad.

1 C oats

1 1/2 C all-purpose, unbleached flour

3T flaxssed meal

2T raw wheat germ

1/4C packed brown sugar

2T granulated sugar

3/4t kosher salt

1T baking powder

1/2t baking soda

1 C frozen cranberries

6T cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 egg

1t vanilla

1/2 C buttermilk

1/2 C frozen blueberries

oats and turbnado sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 425. In a food processor add the oats and process until finely ground. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and the frozen cranberries and pulse a few times until the cranberries are ground up. Add the butter and process until mixture is like coarse meal. Stir in (do not process) blueberries.  In a separate bowl mix egg, vanilla and buttermilk. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix by hand (not in the food processor) until dough comes together–if it is too dry, add buttermilk by tablespoons until it forms a cohesive mass.  (Dough should be wet and sticky–more so than traditional scone dough). Scoop out 10 mounds of dough onto a parchement lined baking sheet. Gently press some oats and sugar into the top of each scone. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden and slightly firm to the touch. Once out of the oven, let sit for 15 minutes before eating. Warming leftover scones on subsequent days in a 300 degree oven for a few minutes yields great results.


One Response to “New Year’s Scones”

  1. nilgrily said

    In honor of New Years I made these today with a few modifications. (Perhaps I should just be your recipe tester instead of fellow contributer…)

    I used 1/2 cup wheat flour
    a few T of oat bran
    A handful of walnuts
    A few T of sunflower seeds

    (The above was all pulsed in the processor)

    I used goat milk instead of buttermilk (only because I had it on hand and no buttermilk)

    Mixed berries in place of blueberries.

    These were great!

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