January is National Hot Tea month. What better to go with a cup of tea than a warm scone? January also being a month of resolutions to eat more healthy, I went looking for a scone recipe that had some nutritious value but still tasted great. These scones are chock full of old-fashioned oats and fresh raspberries and get their bold flavor from ginger and lemon zest. As far as scones go, they baked up moist with a lovely crumb. Spread them with a smear of raspberry jam to sweeten them up, if desired.
Raspberry Oat Scones
Adapted from Good Housekeeping
- 1 1/2 cups of old-fashioned oats, plus more for topping
- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter(1 stick)
- 6 onces of fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup candied ginger, finely chopped
- zest of a lemon, finely grated
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, pulse the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda until finely ground. Add the cold butter and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Using a wooden spatula, fold in the raspberries, ginger, lemon zest and buttermilk. Flour your hands and finish kneading gently until the dough just binds together.
- Turn the dough onto the parchment lined pan and pat the dough into a circle mound. Score the dough into 12 slices. Sprinkle the dough with some additional oats.
- Bake 27 to 30 minutes until golden on the edges. Let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting into triangular scones. Makes a dozen.
Looking for more scone recipes? Here is a half dozen recipes of my favorites from the archives:
Looking for a page turner to accompany your cup of tea and scone? Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is set in the tea growing regions of China and is a compelling read.
For an interesting read about choosing the right teacup, click on this link to get to a fascinating article written by my niece Jessica Woollard, in Fresh Cup Magazine: https://www.freshcup.com/lips-and-curves-the-right-teacup/