Organic Scones

January 15, 2016

 

Hey guys! Today we have a yummy scones recipe from Jennifer at The Homemade Handbook to share with you!

Everything these days is labeled “organic” am I right?  Most people know that anyone can label their products organic without it having the true properties of an organic product.  There is no process food goes through to guarantee the consumer that the food is in fact organic except ONE.  If it is labeled USDA Organic you know that almost everything in the product is derived from organic material.  According to their website the USDA says in order to have their USDA Organic stamp the food must be 97% organic. 

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Therefore, if I am not buying organic from a local farm or farmer’s market I only buy USDA Organic to guarantee our food is organic.  Having said that I made these fabulous chocolate scones from scratch using all (but one) organic ingredients!!  I bought all of these ingredients at the local grocery store on base (military wife) and they cost the same as their non-organic counterpart.  However, you do not have to use organic ingredients for this recipe to be delicious so don’t feel bad if you don’t 🙂

This scone recipe is simple, quick, and extremely delicious! They do not last long around here.  These scones are perfect for baby showers, bridal showers if you’re hosting brunch and any other type of party!  Your guest will surely covet these amazing little buttery scones.

Organic SconesPrep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Scones; Organic

So here is what you’ll need to pick up

  1. ¾ cup Buttermilk
  2. ¼ cup Sugar
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  5. 2 cups of USDA Organic flour (white, wheat or a gluten free sub)
  6. 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  7. 1 cup of chocolate chips
  8. ½ tsp salt
  9. 1 stick (or ¼ cup) of chilled butter cut into small cubes

For the topping

  1. Beaten egg whites
  2. 2 tablespoons of sugar

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375. 

Combined buttermilk, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg into a bowl and whisk together until smooth.  Set aside in a bowl.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, chopped butter and salt in a bowl. Whisk all ingredients together.  Then I cut in with a pastry blender or just a fork to make sure butter is blended well.  The mixture will look a little course but it’s supposed to look like that.  Then add your chocolate chips and fold them in.

Organic Scones in ProcessLastly, add your liquid mixture to your flour and mix together with a spatula until it’s thoroughly blended! You can even use your hands to knead well.  

 

I like to coat my hands with flour to mix this together so the scone mixture doesn’t stick to my hands.  

 

Mold into a circle and place on a cookie sheet on a piece of parchment paper.  Cut like a pizza and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and serve.

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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup Buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups of USDA Organic flour (white, wheat or a gluten free sub)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 stick (or ¼ cup) of chilled butter cut into small cubes
  • For the topping:
  • Beaten egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375.
  2. Combined buttermilk, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg into a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, chopped butter and salt in a bowl. Whisk all ingredients together. Then I cut in with a pastry blender or just a fork to make sure butter is blended well. The mixture will look a little course but it’s supposed to look like that. Then add your chocolate chips and fold them in.
  4. Lastly, add your liquid mixture to your flour and mix together with a spatula until it’s thoroughly blended! You can even use your hands to knead well.
  5. I like to coat my hands with flour to mix this together so the scone mixture doesn’t stick to my hands.
  6. Mold into a circle and place on a cookie sheet on a piece of parchment paper. Cut like a pizza and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and serve

 

 

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