The wind is howling (not really, but in California we like to pretend that we have real weather) and it feels like I should be baking something comforting. Comforting but not too horribly bad for you. Like scones or biscuits (what is the difference between scones or biscuits??) – served with tea and jam. I wish I was British. I thought I would try to make some Greek Yogurt Vanilla Scones (honestly I was too tired to add fruit, but you could add blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peach, pear etc. etc.). These are just sort of plain – just vanilla extract for some extra flavor, but of course if you are not a vanilla fan, you could just omit it : )
Greek Yogurt Vanilla Scones
What you need:
- 3 cups of Flour (I’m using Organic All Purpose Flour)
- 2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3 tbsp. Sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt (I used Organic 2 %)
- 1 Egg
- 1 stick or 8 tbsp. Butter (preferably Unsalted)
- 1 splash of Milk (or cream) to brush tops of scones
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- In medium/large bowl – mix all dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar)
- Add butter – crumble finely with your fingers in the flour mixture
- In a small separate bowl whisk egg, vanilla, and yogurt together
- Add wet ingredients (i.e. egg and yogurt mixture) to the dry ingredients
- Stir and then need until dough is combined (it will be a tiny bit flake)
- Place dough on lined cookie sheet – press or roll out to a circle or square (about an inch thick). Brush top with some milk or cream (optional). Cut into desired shapes (squares, triangles, rounds – using a glass or cup). Separate scones about 1-2 inches apart.
- Bake until golden brown (just a tiny bit golden) for about 12-15 minutes.
Serve these moist and flaky delicious scones (or biscuits if you prefer) with some jam and tea : ) They are also delicious to eat as is (preferably straight out of the oven). Yum!
I wanted to eat the whole batch, but stopped myself after two…Until tonight.
Hope you enjoy these! I would think any plain yogurt would work fine. Greek yogurt just tends to be thicker and creamier (that’s a good thing).
I was inspired by this recipe http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/greek-yogurt-biscuits/, but I used less butter, more yogurt. And added vanilla. And didn’t use water. I’m sure the original recipe is great, but I mostly look at recipes to get a concept idea, then I add my own ideas/twists.
Happy Windy Monday!