Gimme Some Sugar-Brown Sugar Scones

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Several years ago I attended a really fancy bridal shower tea. There I was introduced to beautiful little scones, with sides of lemon curd and sweet butter and freshly made jam. Sometimes I get a craving for a little bite or two of those biscuit-like delights.
I like to create my own lighter versions, using less butter and more natural fat, like yogurt, or add healthy stuff like chia seeds. Today I decided on a scrumptious brown sugar scone. And this basic recipe I’ve created used only 4 main ingredients.

 

Super Fluffy Brown Sugar Scones
2 cups self rising flour, plus additional for kneading
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup, plus 1 Tb milk
cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add the yogurt and 1/2 cup milk. Carefully incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just moistened.
Allow dough to rest 5 minutes. This is what makes them fluffy.
Sprinkle additional flour-about 1/4 cup onto bread board. Knead dough, turning one-quarter turns, about 5-6 times.
Pat dough into an 8 inch diameter circle about 1 inch thick.
Transfer to a baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
Cut dough into 8 wedges and separate slightly.
Brush tops of scones with one tablespoon of milk.
Bake for 30 minutes, until lightly golden.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Serves 8. Prep 10 min. Bake 30 min.
Grab a hot cup of coffee or sweet black tea and dig in! These are very kid friendly as all my boys chowed these down, enjoying dipping them in the brown sugar I left for the photo.

Brown Sugar Scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 170 calories

Fat 2 g

Carbs 34 g

Protein 5 g

8


Brown Sugar Scones

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 5

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self rising flour, plus additional for kneading
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup, plus 1 Tb milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
  3. Make a well in the center and add the yogurt and 1/2 cup milk.
  4. Carefully incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just moistened.
  5. Allow dough to rest 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle additional flour-about 1/4 cup onto bread board.
  7. Knead dough, turning one-quarter turns, about 5-6 times.
  8. Pat dough into an 8 inch diameter circle about 1 inch thick.
  9. Transfer to a baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  10. Cut dough into 8 wedges and separate slightly.
  11. Brush tops of scones with one tablespoon of milk.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes, until lightly golden.
  13. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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