Craving a sweet treat in the morning? These scones are super easy, a breeze to do in the food processor (which makes minimum clean up) and can be easily modified depending on your personal tastes, allergies, etc. I used fresh berries but can be easily substituted with frozen berries. If you are using frozen berries, I would add the fruit frozen, no need to defrost the berries or it will bleed the whole batter. Don’t like raspberries, use blackberries. Don’t like berries at all, use chocolate chips. If you want to reduce the dairy, replace the milk with vanilla almond milk. If you want to use whole wheat flour, use half whole wheat flour and half white flour.
Don’t have a food processor? This can easily be done by hand!
Carryover Book: Blueberries for Sal
2 cups of white whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 to 1/3 cup of raw sugar
3/4 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, very cold chopped
3/4 cup of whole milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
3/4 cup of fresh mixed berries (if you using frozen blueberries add the berries right into the batter frozen mixed with a teaspoon of flour)
1 cup of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of milk
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Grease scone pan.
3. Put all dry ingredients in the food processor (flour through salt). Pulse four or five times.
4. Add butter to food processor. Pulse until the dough looks like little crumbs (about 10 to 15 times pulse).
5. Mix wet ingredients together (milk, egg and vanilla).
6. Add wet ingredients to food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are combined and the dough comes together.
7. Take out the blade from the food processor. Fold mixed berries carefully into batter (after you take blade out of food processor!). Skip this step if you are cutting your scones onto a flour surface.
8. Add dough evenly to scone pan.
If you don’t have a scone pan, put batter onto floured surface. Knead lightly, fold in mixed berries carefully and then use cookie cutter to cut scones into circles.
9. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until done.
10. Take scones carefully out of pan. Let cool on a cooling rack.
11. Add ingredients for icing until smooth. If you want it more thick, add sugar. If you want to think it out add milk.
12. Brush the icing on the scones.
13. Eat! Yum.