Thursday, April 19, 2007

Yogurt Scones! Yummers

If you don't know the whole story about my soon to be "craze over yogurt" check out how it all began... read it here! If, like me, you don't care how it all started and just want to get down to the awesomeness of baking then don't read it.
Here it is, my first yogurt encompassing recipe...

Yogurt Scones

-2 cups flour
-2 tbsp sugar
-2 tsp. baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-4 tbsp butter, cold, cut into 1/2 in. cubes
-3/4 cup yogurt (I used 2 of the Silhouette by Danone 100g containers of yogurt, 1 vanilla + 1 wildberry flavor)

-2 tbsp milk
-confectioner's sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Celsius
2. Stir together dry ingredients. With a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough yogurt to be able to form dough into a ball (up to 3/4 cup).
3. Turn dough onto floured surface and with floured hands, knead a few times. Press dough into a rectangle, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Fold rectangle into thirds, like a letter. Press dough into 9-inch round. Cut into 8 equal triangles.
4. Place scones into scone pan or on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.
5. Whisk confectioner's sugar into milk, adding more sugar until desired consistency is reached. Frost scones while warm.

NOTE: When kneading the dough, handle it as little as possible. This ensures that the texture of the scone is light and fluffy, instead of hard and tough.

Makes 8 scones.
I know I always say this, but my family loved these. They taste exactly like (if not better than the ones at Starbuck's). My 12 year old sis exclaimed, "They are the best scones ever... Oh, My Goodness!" So go ahead and try them... 2 packs of yogurt down, 12 more to go. What shall I do next?

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