Monday, July 14, 2014

Brown Sugar Scones #SecretRecipeClub

Brown sugar brings a deep rich sweetness to these fluffy scones.

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It's time for this month's Secret Recipe Club reveal! I love being part of a group of bloggers, who cook from each other's blogs and then blog about it. It's so exciting to see who had my blog every month and to see what recipe they chose to make! This month I was assigned to Famished Fish, Finicky Shark. Saundra has loved cooking and cookbooks since she was 5 yrs old. When her middle child was diagnosed with autism, her blog was born. It features healthy, or just plain delicious recipes, and also hosts recipes which are perfect for her son with autism. I love that Saundra also focuses on cooking with kids and while browsing her blog, I've found several recipe I want to try with my kids; like these Chocolate Donut Bears.

I chose three recipes, that I wanted to try, and let Hubby and the kiddos pick the one they wanted me to make.  These Brown Sugar Scones won hands down, but the Smothered Sweet Potato Fries will soon be making an appearance in our kitchen. But I digress.... These scones were fabulous! They were super fluffy and the smell of them baking was intoxicating. Queenie rushed down the stairs and into the kitchen, asking what I was baking and claiming that it didn't smell delicious, it smelled AMAZING! I decided to drizzle the scones with some Maple Butter, after they had cooled slightly and we ate them with raspberry jam, maple butter and just plain butter. So yummy! I loved the deep richness the brown sugar added to the scones.

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Brown Sugar Scones

2 C flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 C brown sugar
3/4 C vanilla Greek yogurt
3/4 C plus 1 Tbs milk, divided
maple butter (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Make a well in the center and add the Greek yogurt and 3/4 C milk. Slowly start mixing the dry ingredients into the wet, until just moistened.

Let the dough rest for 5 minutes. (This is what makes the scones fluffy)

Turn dough out onto a flour surface and knead 5-6 time, turning dough 1/4 turn every time. Pat dough into an 8-inch diameter circle, roughly 1-inch thick. Using a large knife of pizza wheel, cut dough into 8 wedges.

Place wedges onto the parchment lined baking sheet and brush with remaining 1 Tbs of milk. Bake for 30 minutes; until lightly brown. Cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with maple butter, if desired.



Danielle Miller said...

Pinning - these sound fantastic!

Michaela Kenkel said...

Looking super good, as always, Cindy!! Great post!

Rebekah said...

What lovely scones - and the maple butter on top sounds like the perfect addition!

Miz Helen said...

I love the ingredients for these special scones, they look fabulous.
Great recipe for the SRC.
Miz Helen

Heather S said...

This is a variety of scones I've never made before. They look amazing and going on my "to bake" list! Great choice for the SRC!

Rachel Cotterill said...

These look great, I love scones. And I had Saundra's blog a couple of months back so I know she has some great recipes :)

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Such simple and beautiful scones; what a great combination for a delicious treat. Very nicely done!

Jenny Unternahrer said...

They look so good!!

Patty Anderson said...

These scones look better than any I have seen - other recipes call for a two times baking but these would be more fluffy.

Colleen Bauer said...

I love scones. And these look lovely.

CJ Huang said...

I made scones this month too! The brown sugar sounds like it would add an extra depth of flavor. :)