My favorite morning pastry is a rich and buttery scone. What pleases me most is that they’re lightly sweetened. A couple tablespoons of your favorite sweetener is all that is needed for a batch of scones. It’s the rich butterfat that lends to its sweetness.
Oh yes, a good scone is filled with good nourishing fat.
As I’ve been working on healing my gut, I’ve realized that I haven’t been eating as much fat in my diet as I should be, especially for maintaining hormonal balance.
If you’re new to this blog, our bodies need saturated fats. As I explained in my post, Is Saturated Fat Healthy, fat is an important part of our body makeup. Our brain and hormones rely on fat to function. Digestion is impossible without fats. An interesting fact I learned from Jennifer McLagan’s book titled, Fat, is that fat and protein are found together in nature because our bodies need the fat to help us digest the protein, so it makes sense to eat a well-marbled steak or even chicken with its skin. Fat also helps the body to absorb nutrients, calcium, and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. These are all benefits of eating real butter, ghee, raw milk and cream, pork lard, beef tallow, and fatty meats.
As explained in this post, in my humble kitchen, einkorn is my flour of choice. For these scones, I used Jovial’s organic sprouted einkorn flour. It has the same nutty flavor as their all-purpose einkorn but with many more nutrients. According to Jovial’s website …
When a grain sprouts, its amino acids, minerals, Vitamin A, and B vitamins increase, while starch and phytic acid decreases. The sprouting process increases enzymes and the digestibility of the protein and starch are improved. In fact, nutrients in sprouted grains are more readily absorbed by the body after sprouting.
Scones taste best fresh from the oven and they’re simple enough to make in the morning for breakfast.
You simply start by mixing together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter using your fingers or a pastry cutter until the flour mixture becomes coarse with large pieces remaining. You’ll then want to set the bowl aside in the refrigerator to keep cold.
In a separate bowl, you’ll then whisk together an egg, milk kefir or cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, and honey. Once mixed together, you’ll add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and finish by mixing in fresh blueberries. Once mixed together, you’ll set the bowl aside in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the flour to absorb the fat.
Scones taste best and rise best when you can keep the dough chilled. So quickly, you’ll place the dough onto a floured surface and with floured hands gather it together into a ball. No need to over-knead 😉
You’ll then flatten the dough until it is about 1″ thick and …
cut and divide into 8 equal pieces before transferring to a parchment lined baking sheet and baking.
Simple, nourishing, and so yummy!
Sprouted einkorn, blueberry lemon scones are lightly sweetened with honey and enriched with butter, blueberries, and lemons that makes this pastry a delightful and nourishing breakfast.
- 3 cups, jovial's sprouted einkorn flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup kefir or heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 6 oz fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Using your fingers or pastry cutter, cut in butter until the flour mixtures becomes coarse with large pieces remaining. Set the bowl aside in the refrigerator.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, lemon zest, lemon juice, kefir, and honey. Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and quickly stir together, finishing by mixing in the blueberries. Once mixed, set the bowl aside in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the flour to absorb the fat.
- After 10 minutes, place the dough onto a floured surface and with flour hands, quickly gather the dough into a ball. Don't over-knead.
- Flatten the dough until it is about 1" thick and cut into 8 equal pieces.
- Transfer the pieces to a parchment lined baking sheet and brush the tops of the scones with kefir.
- Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
- Drizzle the scones with honey before serving.
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