Saskatoons & Scones

Hello friends! I went berry picking with my mom and sister last week and returned with a boat load of saskatoons. Mmmmm. I’m thinking of a pie but it’s too hot out right now to have the oven on that long. So, scones! Now, I am NOT a baker. I really find it hard and frustrating, all that measuring and following rules doesn’t really work for me. Once in a while though, the mood strikes and I go for it. I know my limitations though and what will not end in my crying on the kitchen floor. This is an old recipe of my moms I have in a pile of probably the only recipes she has ever written down.

In a bowl:
4 of flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
Cut in: 
1 cup of butter
work in with fingers until you get a crumbly texture
Mix in:
1 1/2 cups of berries (I used 2 cause I like a lot)
I also grated the zest of a lemon in
Make a well and add:
2 beaten eggs 
1 cup of buttermilk
Stir quickly in a dough but just until it comes together. The dough is fairly wet. Turn out onto floured board and bring together into 2 rounds about an inch thick.
Move to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of parchment paper I suggest you get some. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sugar.
Pop into a 425 degree oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or so or until golden brown.
Rather than cream I mixed some vanilla extract and a bit of powdered sugar into my greek yogurt. Sweet but not so fattening as I am after all going to eat a whole pan of scones this weekend….
 
If you have a great scone recipe please send it in! 
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Colleen Leonard Photography - August 7, 2011 - 9:18 pm

mmm yummy! I love that whip cream substitute! I am going to try this next weekend…minus the saskatoons though!

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