November 6, 2011 by Maria Mariaaa
It was late and I was craving something sweet. I looked in my pantry and based on what I had I figured out I was going to make … drum roll please- SCONES! This was my first solo attempt and I believe scones are usually made with All Purpose flour but all I had was left over organic pastry flour so I decided to give it a whirl. These scones came out sweet, fluffy, and the bonus was that they were super easy to make. The advantage of using this organic pastry flour, which I bought at Whole Foods, was that it contained fiber. Since I had dried up cranberries and pine nuts that’s what I went with however you can use what ever you like! Plain scones are just as popular too. Other ideas are chocolate chips, raisons, walnuts, ohhh and even BACON!
Cranberry and Pine Nut Scones – yields 6
2 cups Pastry flour
2 tablespoons of Baking powder
3 teaspoons olive oil
Handful of Dried cranberries
Handful of pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Sugar
- Sift the pastry flour, baking powder, and sugar together
- Add cranberries and toasted pine nuts to dry ingredients
- Mix olive oil, egg, and vanilla extract together then mix with dry ingredients
- Oil up the baking sheet where you will be placing the scones
- Scoop up mix and place on baking sheet, leaving room between each one. I used an ice cream scooper to scoop out the mix.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 min
Side note: If you are planning on having these for breakfast, there is pastry flour that has fiber added to it!