The Luke-doesn’t-like-breakfast-foods simple breakfast sconesPosted: May 13, 2011
My brother, Luke, has trouble liking breakfast foods. Quite often I find him at 9am eating Thai curry, or tomato soup with triscuits…not that this is a bad thing. But when you are like me and eat oatmeal EVERY morning it can be painful to watch. I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so I took on the challenge of making something he could eat for breakfast that wasn’t curry or tomato soup. I decided to make ordinary scones for his breakfasts. Here’s how I did it:
The Luke-doesn’t-like-breakfast-foods simple breakfast scones:
Recipe adapted from The Joy of Cooking Cookbook.
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt (I used Kosher salt)
¼ cup cold butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk of choice (I used soy)
Salt or sugar for sprinkling the tops
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Mix first four dry ingredients well and cut in butter until well blended.
3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and reserve 1-2 tbsp for brushing.
4. Add the remaining egg and milk to the dry mixture.
5. Mix minimally until it just starts to stick together. Form into desired shape on a lined baking sheet.
6. Brush scones with egg wash and sprinkle with either salt or sugar.
7. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Healthy substitutions: I feel like you can add some mix-ins to this simple recipe. I might add raisins, craisins, or even cinnamon to add some additional flavour to these. You should be able to sub half of the flour for whole wheat.
Note: The trick here is to avoid over mixing to achieve a light and fluffy scone.
Even though he looks mad here, he enjoyed them.