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A nice scone recipe that I adapted from the Joy of Baking web site. I reduced the fat and switched to whole wheat flour and natural sugar... my family loves them and hope yours does, too! :) Also, I usually 'make' my own buttermilk by adding 2/3 Tablespoon lemon juice to 2/3 cup of skim milk.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 3⁄4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1⁄3 cup natural cane sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
- 3⁄4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1⁄3 cup dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon orange zest (zest from one orange ~ but you can use less, to taste)
- 2⁄3 cup skim milk buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon skim milk
- Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Add the butter using a two knives or pastry blender. Cut the butter in until it looks like coarse crumbs.
- Add the oats, cranberries, and zest. Mix together until combined.
- Stir in the buttermilk just until the dough comes together.
- Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead four or five times. Pat or roll the dough into a circle that is about 10 inches across (about 1 1/2 inches thick).
- Cut the circle into 8 triangular sections (like slicing a pie or pizza). Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet.
- Make the egg wash by mixing the egg and milk together. Brush some over the top of each scone. There will be egg wash left over (we always use this to start a batch of scrambled eggs -- ).
- Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.