Maple Raisin Scones

Scones, either you get them or you don’t. It’s like jazz. I love ’em both. I was trying to explain them to my kids, “They’re kind of like a cross between a cookie and a biscuit, a muffin-cracker…” I appreciate their dryer and less sweet nature. I love that you can load them with fun dried fruits and citrus zests. And of course I think anything that complements my cup of coffee is pretty fantastic.

As organic as possible:

1 cup Whole wheat flour

1 cup Flour

2 tsp Baking powder

2 Tbsp Sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup Butter (cold), cut into cubes

1/2 cup (rounded) dried Raisins

1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon zest

1 Egg

3 Tbsp Maple Syrup

3/4 cup Cream

 

Preheat the oven to 375°.

Whisk the dry ingredients; whole wheat flour, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt. Using a pastry blender or two table knives cut the butter into the dry mixture until it resembles pea sized crumbs. Add the raisins and zest, toss until evenly distributed.

In a small bowl whisk the egg. Add the maple syrup and continue to whisk until blended. Pour in the cream and whisk a little more.

Add the egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Gently stir until all is combined. Then place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangle. (An oval will do fine, just try to cut even pieces.) Using a dough lift or knife, cut the dough in half lengthwise and across the center width making 4 small rectangles. Then cut those small rectangles in half through the width (making 8 squares). Next cut diagonally from corner to corner (making 16 triangles). Use the lift and place the triangles onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes. Until the bottom is just browning.

Enjoy warm with cream… and a cup of coffee.

Adapted from Brown Eggs and Jam Jars Make Ahead Currant Scones

37 comments

  1. Mmmm:) Let’s just say I can’t wait for you to open up your own coffee shop, and fill it with all your delicious muffins and scones!! 😋

      1. My Mom absolutely loves scones (as do I ;)), I would love to surprise her and make your scones for her! She still talks about how she loves your pecan pie!! We all do!! 😀

  2. I ….L.O.V.E ….scones 🙂 I find I make them mainly on Sunday’s alternating with muffins…weird hey.
    Yours sound lovely and will be making yours for sure. x

    1. Lol, thanks Lynn. Some members of my family do not prefer scones (too dry, not sweet enough…) I kept trying to talk one of them into it, it’s not a muffin or a biscuit… it’s its own thing. And then I was like “either you get it or you don’t. Like jazz.” Lol.

  3. Early in life I swore off scones. They tasted like salty, dry flour contained in wafer thin baked salty, dry flour. At least that was my experience. In recent years I ran into some really good scones at the Stonehouse Bakery in Grand Marais. They were a little sweet, a little moist and with blueberries. Then mom baked some excellent lemon scones. It’s a whole new world out there. These sound great and would be perfect with coffee. Love the post!

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