This is a recipe from a friends mother – it’s pretty flexible and easy to make. So far I’ve used it to make Saskatoon Berry Scones as well as Blueberry Scones.
- 4 cups flour
- 6 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup butter cold, cut into small cubes
- 1 1/2 cups berries
- 1 cup milk add extra if necessary
- 2 each eggs beaten, can reserve one yolk to wash tops if you like
Mix all dry ingredients, and then cut in butter with pastry cutter
Wash and dry berries, then toss gently to get evenly distribute throughout mixture
Add eggs and milk, and mix to combine and wet all of the flour/butter/berry mixture. Don't over mix or knead.
Roll into a cylinder, approx. 3-4" in diameter. Can either cut discs approx 1.5 – 2" thick, or gently flatten cylinder and then cut triangles.
Place pieces onto parchment lined baking sheet, keep pieces at least 1" apart.
If desired, brush tops with egg wash and lightly sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 15-20 minutes @ 425 degrees Farenheit, or until golden brown on top.
First time making this recipe I made the scones with Saskatoon berries. I over mixed these a little – making them a bit dense. The Blueberry scones I worked much less, and the result was much nicer 🙂