Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Enfin...Vanilla Yogurt Scones Recipe

Sorry this has taken so long for me to post. Not sure what I've been doing, but busy doing something!

Taken from the current issue of Style at Home:

2 large eggs
150 ml (2/3 cup) fat free vanilla yogurt
3 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour(I used whole wheat)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter(at room temp)
1 large egg white, beaten with a fork until frothy
1 tbsp granulated sugar
3.4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line baking sheet with parchment.(Oopsie didn't have any so I didn't do this.) Beat eggs until smooth with a fork or whisk. Stir in yogurt and reserve.
Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl. Insert flat mixing paddle. (I don't own a stand mixer, just a hand mixer). Stir on speed 1 for 15 to 20 seconds.(low) Add butter and mix until flour mixture is slightly crumbly(about 1 minute). Add yogurt/egg mixture and mix on speed 1(low) for 30 to 40 seconds. Scrape the bowl and the paddle and mix until just blended on speed 1. Do not overmix. dough will be soft and slightly sticky.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead with floured hands 4 times. (flatten, fold, repeat 4 times.) **(read the end of the recipe for my alteration last week) Divide into 2 equal parts; flatten into two 5-6 inch rounds. Use a serrated knife or pizza cutter to cute each into 4 wedges. Arrange on prepared baking sheet with the wedges about 1 inch. Brush with egg white. Mix the tbsp of sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle on wedges. Bake for 20 minutes in preheated 400 degree oven. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes before serving.
Notes: You may add 1/3 to 1/2 cup dried fruits, such as dried blueberries, cherries, raspberries, chopped apricots, etc. I used 1/2 cup of Fresh blueberries.
**When I made the scones for the first time I believe I overmixed the batter and ended up with a very sticky batter. I couldn't roll the batter and cut with a serrated knife. Instead I just used a large spoon and dolloped them on the baking sheet. They turned out wonderfully. Today I was able to make a not so sticky batter and was able to divide with a knife.

Well there is the recipe. Simple and delicious as can be!


Chunks said...

I'm retarded, I read "Effin Vanilla Yogurt Scones"



Jenny said...

You know me too well...I probably did mean these Effin Scones that taste so Effin good that I shouldn't be eating anymore!!

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