Seasonal Strawberry Yogurt Scones Recipe

A tasty and lighter alternative to the classic, buttery scone.
05/21/2013 10:25 am ET Updated Jul 21, 2013

Written by Leena Oijala

This recipe offers a tasty and lighter alternative to the classic blueberry or cranberry scone, and uses yogurt in place of large amounts of butter. Using goat milk yogurt will offer a slightly lighter texture and will make the recipe suitable for those with mild lactose intolerance (goat milk contains less lactose than cow milk). Serve these fruity bites for breakfast or a sunny afternoon tea!

1 ᅡᄑ cups organic white flour
ᅡᄒ cups organic whole-wheat flour
ᅡᄐ cup organic sugar
2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
ᅡᄑ teaspoon baking soda
ᅡᄑ teaspoon salt
ᅡᄒ cup organic strawberries, diced (frozen and thawed or fresh)
2/3 cup organic plain yogurt
3 tablespoons organic butter, melted
ᅡᄑ teaspoon orange rind, grated
1 large organic egg
2 teaspoons organic sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400ᅡᄚ F. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl, and the wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix the wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead it a few times. Form a circle with the dough and cut it into 10-12 wedges.

Grease a cast iron scone pan or cookie sheet and place the wedges on it with at least one inch in between each scone. Sprinkle with sugar if you wish. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Serve warm with butter or clotted cream.

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