So I couldn’t swing cheddar and dried apples this week so I substituted Honey and Pecans for them. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve had a proper scone before. I mean sure, I’ve had a scone-like muffin from a corner bakery before, but if you asked me to point out the scone in a lineup of breakfast muffins, I would be stumped!
On to the recipe. The batter consisted of a liquid made of eggs, honey, and milk. The dried ingredients were made up of unblanched flour, whole wheat flour (healthy!), baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
I really enjoyed making this batter by hand. First I cut the pieces of frozen butter into the dried ingredients with my fingers. I felt very in touch with my food when doing this. You want to try to break the pieces of butter into small pieces. This makes the scone flaky. Next I added the liquid and stirred it in with a fork. Finally, I kneaded the dough lightly until everything came together.
Next I divided the dough into wedges with my pizza cutter.
And into the oven they went. 20 minutes later they were all done.
The scones were light and tasted great with a hint of honey. By themselves they were a little dry but they’d be perfect for breakfast with a little honey and butter and a cup of coffee.
This was a fun and quick recipe. I would definitely make it again for a weekend breakfast with family and friends.