Cherry scones and Greek yogurt: recipe for a leisurely breakfast

The Scones They are a British specialty halfway between bagel, bun and biscuit, typical to accompany traditional afternoon tea time. I really like them for breakfast, especially if I get up wanting to bake them first thing to enjoy them one Sunday morning at home. These cherry and Greek yogurt scones are a snap to make and a great way to start your day or recharge your batteries at snack time.

The important thing is to have the butter and yogurt very cold, to get the typical texture of this dough. They are not very sweet because they are usually opened in half and filled with different ingredients, and that is why they seem perfect to me first thing in the day. The cherries add a touch of great flavor and I think next time I will add some almonds on top.

Ingredients

For 10 units
  • Pastry flour 225 g
  • Chemical yeast 12 g
  • Very cold unsalted butter 50 g
  • Brown sugar 50 g
  • Vanilla essence 2 ml
  • Very cold Greek yogurt 125 ml
  • Pinch
  • Cherries to taste
  • Egg 1
  • Extra brown sugar to top (optional)

How to make cherry scones and Greek yogurt

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 35 m
  • Elaboration 15 m
  • Cooking 20 m

Preheat the oven to 200ºC and prepare a tray by greasing it or covering it with parchment paper. Put the flour with the yeast and salt in a bowl, mix and add the cold butter cut into cubes.

Work the ingredients with clean hands, squeezing well to integrate the butter. Add the sugar, the Greek yogurt and the vanilla, and mix well until you have a more or less homogeneous mass. Add the chopped cherries and integrate them into the dough.

Pour the dough on a clean lightly floured surface and compact with your hands. Roll with a rolling pin to a thickness of two centimeters and trim the scones using a glass or a round cookie cutter. They leave about 8-10 units. Paint with the beaten egg, add brown sugar on top and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until they are well browned, ensuring that they do not burn.

With what to accompany the scones

Cherry and Greek yogurt scones are richer freshly made, chilled on a wire rack or tempered. They are ideal for breakfast or tea time, accompanied by butter, heavy cream, jam or a little honey. They can be perfectly frozen once cold.

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