alive logo
foodfamilylifestylebeautysustainabilityhealthimmunity

Blueberry Scones

    Share

    Blueberry Scones

    For outstanding performance in taste and nutrition the Oscar goes to–blueberries! These sweet, blue treats are rightfully occupying preferred status on the nutritional red carpet. For getting health-enhancing antioxidant protection in your bowl, you can’t do better than eating blueberries.

    Advertisement

    Blueberry Scones

    2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat pastry flour
    1/4 cup (60 mL) organic sugar
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
    1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, chilled
    1 cup (250 mL) fresh blueberries
    3/4 cup (180 mL) half-and-half cream
    1 egg

    Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).

    Cut butter into mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add blueberries and toss to mix. In separate bowl, beat together cream and egg. Slowly pour into dry ingredients, stirring with a rubber scraper until dough forms.

    Knead just until it comes together, 3 to 4 times. Don’t overhandle. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured board, shape each half into a 6-inch round. Cut each into 6 wedges.

    Bake on ungreased sheet, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.

    Serves 6

    source: "Berry Healthy", alive #310, August 2008

    Advertisement

    Blueberry Scones

    Directions

    Advertisement
    Ad
    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    READ THIS NEXT

    SEE MORE »
    Fruity Tofu with Sweet Potato Wedges
    Beet Falafel Burgers with Dilly Tahini Sauce

    Beet Falafel Burgers with Dilly Tahini Sauce

    If a falafel and burger had a love child, this would be it. The result of this hybrid is a vibrantly coloured, complex-flavoured veggie burger you’ll flip over. You can also serve them between toasted hamburger buns with toppings such as sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, and arugula.  Holding it together Many plant-based burgers are crumbly and weak, risking a patty that ends up between the grill grates instead of intact on your plate. Keep your burgers together by forming patties no larger than 1 in (2.5 cm) thick, which ensures a nice, even crust on the outside and a thoroughly warmed-through centre, then chilling the patties before grilling. You can also consider using a burger mould, which gives you denser, equally sized patties that cook evenly. Be sure your grill grates are well greased.  Deep freeze You can freeze uncooked falafel burgers on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or plate and then transfer frozen patties to an airtight container. When ready, just thaw and cook as instructed. Falafel cooking options To bake: Arrange falafel on parchment-lined baking sheet and brush lightly with oil; bake at 375 F (190 C) for 25 minutes, or until crispy on the outside and heated through. To pan fry: Heat large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1 Tbsp oil (15 mL) for each 2 burgers in the pan, swirl to coat pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until underside is browned. Then flip carefully and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.