Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lemon Blackberry Scones


Confession time.  I have been having a creativity block.  I am pretty sure this is because I am a high school teacher, and there is only 5 school days left this year.  When I was getting ready yesterday I checked for grey hairs...there were none {phew}.  This not only shows how stressed I am, but most importantly my brain is not fully functioning.  I need summer.  I am only 24 years old {for only 5 more days}, I should not be checking grey hairs.  Anyways, I decided that I needed to try a new recipe to get me out of my funk.  These scones were yummy!  If you have read any of my other recipes you know I find a lot of them from Tasty Kitchen. Well, I am excited to tell you that this one is all me.  Yep.  I finally decided to live on the edge of glory (Lady Gaga anyone?).  I didn't take pictures during the process, :( sorry.  I am not sure if y'all even enjoy that...I do though.  I made PW Cinnamon Scones a couple months ago, and took pictures if would you like to see the basic process.

The Goods:
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 TBSP butter
  • Zest from one lemon
  • Juice from one lemon (about 2 TBSP)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup blackberries (or more...follow your heart)
The Glaze Goods:
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • Juice from one lemon
1.  Preheat oven to 350.

2.  Combine flours, oats, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.  Cut in the butter.  To be honest, I was wanting to make the scones partially with whole wheat flour.  Turns out I didn't have whole wheat flour...I had bread flour.  So, I said "why not?"  I am not sure if it made a big difference.

3.  Add the zest, juice, yogurt and egg.  Stir gently with a fork.

4.  Place mixture on a floured cutting board, and knead until it reaches a good consistency.  

5.  Form your dough into a larger circle, {this is really a cylinder} about 1 inch thick. 

6.  Sprinkle with sugar, and cut dough into triangles that are equal in size. 

7.  Bake for 13-18 minutes.  Combine your glaze ingredients.  When scones are completely cool drizzle with glaze.  Enjoy!

Grace, peace, and be sure to enjoy some sweets!

{Leslie}

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