triple berry scones
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move over muffins, there’s a new favorite grab and go breakfast in town
triple berry scones
I am not a morning person.
I repeat I am not a morning person.
I’d love to be one. My to-do list would probably be much better off if I was one.
I have great friends that are morning people. Like willingly getting up at 4:30 or 5 am to work out before the day gets going. That is a serious morning person. It sounds like such a great idea until the alarm goes off and I remember that sleep is a good thing.
My kids used to be morning people.
Now they are teens and tweens, and have taken my love of sleep to a whole new level.
Because of this, we make breakfast pretty fast and easy during the week. I always make a double batch of pancakes and waffles on the weekends to have in the freezer, but that gets boring after a while.
So this week when prepping our meals, I made scones using some of our leftover berries. Having breakfast done the night before makes the morning that much easier.
I may have eaten two even before the kids were out of bed.
- 2 cups flour (I used half AP and half whole wheat)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp sugar, plus a bit for dusting
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 Tbsp butter, cut in small pieces
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups of berries, I used a blend of raspberries, blackberries, and sliced strawberries
- cream for brushing the tops
- pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
- mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt
- cut in the butter - a pastry blender works great for this, but i just use my fingers
- add the eggs and buttermilk
- mix until blended
- on a well floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle
- press the berries into the dough, leaving a small border around the edges
- fold the rectangle into thirds, like a letter and roll again
- cut the rectangle into four equal rectangles, and then cut each small rectangle in half, forming triangles - you will have 8
- place the scones on a lined baking sheet
- brush each with cream and dust with sugar
- bake @400 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes
the scones are fine at room temperature, but I like to warm them in a 200 degree oven for just a few minutes before serving.
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