This past weekend I decided I would finally give it a try. I combined a bunch of recipes to come up with mine which I can say I’m proud of. If you’ve never had a scone it’s like the love child of a biscuit and muffin. They can be sweet or savory. The ones I opted to make were sweet with raisins, coconut & a maple glaze.
Have a great weekend! I hope you make these for breakfast :)
Ingredients for scones (adapted from Grandma Johnson’s Scones)
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Make the scones!
- In a small bowl, blend the greek yogurt & baking soda, & set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly grease a large baking sheet or line with a piece of parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, & salt.
- Cut in the butter. Use your hands to incorporate the butter so that your mixture turns into crumbs.
- Stir the sour cream mixture & egg into the flour mixture until just moistened.
- Mix in the raisins & coconut.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, & knead briefly. This was really messy for me & the dough seems pretty dry but you’re doing it right if you have these same thoughts :)
- Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. I made mine into two rounds.
- Cut each round into wedges (depending on how large you want your scones you can get 8, 12 or more out of each round)
- Place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.
- Mix all of the glaze ingredients together & drizzle over the top of the warm scones.
Note: this recipe made a ton of scones so I cut the scones out & layered the raw scones between pieces of parchment paper & then put them in big ziplock bags to freeze them. I plan to bake scones on demand. This has the potential to impress guests without much effort since the all the hard work is already done!