Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Great with a cup of tea or coffee for a snack, but equally at home on the breakfast or brunch table.
- 1⁄2 cup ground almonds
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, in cubes
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1⁄3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (powdered almonds through sugar).
- Add the butter cubes, and massage them into the dry ingredients with your hands until you can no longer discern them; the mixture should look crumbly/sandy.
- Add all remaining ingredients (EXCEPT powdered sugar), mixing with a wooden spoon until they are completely incorporated, but do not over-mix.
- Divide the dough into 2 balls; it will be sticky but use a bit of additional flour to work.
- One at a time, lay each ball on a well-floured surface; sprinkle the top with flour, then flatten with your (well-floured) hands into a circle about 8 to 10 inches and 1 to 2 inches thick.
- Cut each circle into 8 wedges and place on a non-stick bake sheet (use a spatula if needed to facilitate the transfer).
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the scones are puffed and golden in color.
- If desired, dust with powdered sugar when cooled.
I thought that I had ruined these! I made the dough and had patted the first one onto my pan when I realized that I had forgotten to add the egg! So I put it all back in the bowl and added the egg. It made it very wet and I was sure I had ruined these, but they turned out beautifully! I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of the white and soy milk. I also used organic fat free vanilla yogurt. Like Truebrit mine did not brown but they were enjoyed none the less! My picky 5 year old really enjoyed them. I served them as part of "breakfast for dinner" alongside veggie sausage, pancakes, and fruit. Heavy on the carbs but very delicious!
Made these this morning for Sunday breakfast. They were DELICIOUS!! I did make a few changes however. I used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose (we like that nutty texture) Used plain greek yogurt, flax in place of egg (1 TBSP ground flax mixed with 1 TBSP water). I also added about 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup dried cranberries. I baked them in the convection oven for approximately 15 minutes. I made them bigger, I only cut the disks into 4ths instead of 1/8ths. I also brushed them with nonfat milk and sprinkled with turbinado sugar. Will definitely be making these again! Thanks for sharing!
Excellent!! Great almond flavor. I did increase the butter by 1 tablespoon and added fresh blueberries and bing cherries. I also added some slivered almonds, increased the temperature to 375 and sprinkled the scones with sugar before baking. Delicious!!