Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Recipe Box Swap

Today's theme for Randi's Recipe Box Swap is "Your Favourite Recipe" so I've chosen to share this recipe that I made for supper tonight.  It was my first time making these scones but they are my favourite already.  They were so good that I know I will make them again and again.  I managed to tuck one away for my lunch tomorrow but the rest are gone.

(photo from Mennonite Girls Can Cook website -
ours were eaten before the camera came out!)

Low Fat Whole Wheat Scones

  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tbsp butter, cold
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp orange or lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  1. Stir together all dry ingredients. Cut in cold butter until the butter is very small chunks.
  2. Stir together the apple sauce, zest and butter milk. Pour over dry mixture and stir with a fork just until it all comes together. Do no over mix scones.
  3. Using your hands, gently work the berries into the dough.
  4. Place mounds of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375º for 12-15 minutes. Remove immediately to cooling rake. Best served warm. Add a dusting of powdered sugar for a finishing touch. Yields 8 large scones.                                                                                               Notes:  I used 1 cup of white flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour and I decreased the sugar to 1 Tbsp., omitted the orange zest and blueberries to create more of a savoury scone.  Instead of making individual scones, I gently patted the dough into a circle and then used the pizza cutter to cut it into 8 wedges.  I increased the baking time to 20 minutes to allow the heat to penetrate to the center of the scone circle.  I love that these use just a bit of butter and then applesauce.  We couldn't taste the applesauce at all.   You might want to double the recipe if you have a family :)
Thanks to Mennonite Girls Can Cook for this recipe and picture.  I am anxiously waiting for their brand-new cookbook to arrive in my mailbox.  


  1. printing this off now.....:) thanks for the new recipe!

  2. I love scone and I acutally posted a cinnamon scone recipe, but I am going to have to try this one sometime soon. Thanks for posting!