Whole Grain Cherry Cardamom Scones
photo by Lalaloula
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking or instant)
- 2 cups whole spelt flour
- 1⁄2 cup natural brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
- 6 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk or 1/2 cup plain kefir
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2⁄3 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 400°F Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (do not spray or oil) and set aside.
- In a blender, pulverize the oats until you have coarse flour.
- Place the oats in a large mixing bowl. Add the spelt flour, cane sugar, baking powder, cardamom, baking soda, and salt.
- Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until it is well mixed and the flour resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
- In a separate medium bowl, lightly beat the egg. Whisk in the buttermilk and vanilla. Add this to the flour and oat mixture. Stir to combine.
- Gently fold in the cherries.
- Drop the scones into 8 rounded balls on the parchment-lined cookie sheet a couple of inches apart from one another. The scones will rise and enlarge considerably.
- Bake until golden brown, about 17 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.
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I made these for breakfast this morning and liked them a lot! I had never before used dried cherries and really liked their tart, yet slightly sweet taste. I had never before used cardamom in scones either and since it has quite a strong flavour I decided on using only half as much as stated. Im glad I did cause otherwise it would have been too much for me. I also used a little less milk so that I could roll out my dough and cut it into scones. I used only 30 g sugar which was really sweet enough for me. Other than that though I followed the recipe as stated and it was really good! Thanks so much for sharing, Ajo! I will definitely make this again, but maybe Ill sub cinnamon for the cardamom next time. Made and reviewed for Veg'n Swap #8.
Made these this morning for to start off a lazy day - and they were just the ticket to enjoy slowly with a cup of coffee while reading the paper and appreciating my warm dining room with the cold wind whipping outside. I used half spelt flour and half whole wheat flour and two egg whites instead of one egg. Loved the dried cherries!
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