I cant live without baked goods. I just cannot. I try, but then I fail. So I created a recipe that would allow me to have them whenever I want, but like all things, in moderation. But who’s looking?
Citrus Zest Scones:
2 cups of whole wheat flour
3 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
2-5 tbsp of cold butter – while I first used smart balance, it didn’t cook right and made for a very soft, rubbery texture.
1 cup of plain nonfat yogurt
less than a 1/4 cup of citrus of your choice
2 tsp of vanilla
3 tbsp of honey
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl or food processor with the dough blade. If you dont have a food processor, no problem. It’s not that necessary. Cut the butter into small cubes and blend together. Even use your fingers to pinch the butter to make sure its thoroughly blended and keep stirring. Add the yogurt, and keep stirring until mixture forms a sticky ball.
Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to just lightly coat it. Make sure you dont over knead it.
This is the fun part. How do you want your scones shaped? Circles? Triangles? Hearts?
For triangles, shape your dough into one large circle. Then cut up and down and diagonally, as if you would a pizza. You can add more cute if you think the shapes are too big.
The dough should be 3/4 inch thick when you begin shaping, and they will rise in the oven.
Then, bake for 6-8 minutes or until they are golden brown. I usually flip them mid way to cook them evenly. Just make sure you keep your eye on them because they will easily overcook! (i learned the hard way)
Make sure you eat them right out of the even. That’s when they are best!
Feel free to add one or more citrus of your choice, I used grapefruit, lemon and orange and it was delish!
Add a flavorful extract! I am a huge fan of vanilla, almond, even orange! There are tons of options! Just add a teaspoon to any batch.
Let me know how they come out!