Mixed Berry Scones Recipe
Drop scones bursting with fresh berries and a hint of citrus
These healthy mixed berry scones are delicious for a weekend breakfast, with a cup of tea, or for a satisfying after school snack. Make them with your favorite fresh or frozen berry. I like to prepare a tray of them for a friend or neighbour in need of a pick me up, too.
This recipe was inspired by one I found in a Best of Bridge cookbook. Makes 8 jumbo or 16 regular sized scones
What you need
¾ cup buttermilk or plain yogurt
2 ¾ cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup cold butter / margarine
2 cups fresh or frozen berries of your choice
½ cup sugar
Zest of one lemon or orange
How You Make Mixed Berry Scones
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Beat buttermilk and egg together in a small bowl and set aside
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
Cut butter / margarine into dry mixture until it has a coarse, pea-sized crumb
Mix in sugar, berries and citrus zest
Add buttermilk / egg mixture and mix gently (don’t squish the berries!) to form a soft dough
Form dough into a ball and turn out onto a floured surface
Pat out into a circle about one inch thick and cut into your desired scone size (8 or 16) or drop onto baking seet
Place scones on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 for 15 – 20 minutes
Per scone (if you make 16 scones)
3.5 g Protein
3.1 g Fat.
1.4 g Fibre
We hope you enjoy these soft and delicious mixed berry scones. Have you still got any berries left in the freezer to add to them? I plan to use some frozen saskatoons next time I make these – blackberries are also amazing!
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