Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sourdough Dried Fruit Scones

I like to eat.  I like to bake, what a great combo.  Scones are a take it or leave it for many.  For me I like them with coffee in the morning.   I like them with something in them.

This batch is based on a couple of recipes for sourdough biscuits and a scone.  If you look closely there is next to no fat involved so these are actually very healthy compared to a scone made with cream or whole milk.  An added bonus for anyone who has to watch fat intake.

Sourdough Dried Fruit Scones
  • 1 c sourdough starter
  • 1/2 c milk (I use non-fat)
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 c dried blueberry
  • 1/4 c dried cranberry
  • 1/4 c dried raspberry
  • milk + scant 2 t turbanado sugar
Combine first 7 ingredients.  Mix with dough hook until just coming together as a ball.  Add dried fruit knead 1 minute until ball forms.  This is a sticky dough.

Scoop out onto well floured board.  Pat dough into roughly a 6 X 8 square.  Cut in half widthwise.  Cut in half lengthwise.  Cut each resulting rectangle on a diagonal.  Place on silpat or parchment paper.  Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.  Let rest 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375F.  Bake 30-35 minutes.

Enough of the blogging for one day, it is time to have another of those babies.  Can't wait for the morning breakfast to get another one in me either!


Sarah said...

This is awesome - a practically fat free scone?? I can't wait to try this out (and soon - the starter is beginning to wane on me!). Thanks!

Sarah said...

I just made these yesterday (I did them like hot cross buns, for Easter) and they are FANTASTIC! Thanks for the great recipe.