Low Fat Blueberry Scones....I came across this recipe (check out Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog)
So, I ventured out to try the recipe (with a few of my own adaptations)... I was amazed at the result. For being low fat this scone is light, fluffy, moist and not dense at all. It isn't too sweet and the blueberries add a touch of tartness to the scone. They also look great when they come out of the oven as well (not to mention the wonderful aroma that lingers in the kitchen).
Preheat oven to 400 deg .
Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender, until pea size
Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl then add to the dry ingredients, stirring with a fork until all the mixture has been moistened. (I usually mix half way and then fold in the blueberries so that I don't overwork the dough). Fold in the blueberries. The key is to not overwork the dough... just mix until it just comes together. Don't feel the need to press and compact the dough...it will get tough!
Drop by large spoonfuls(I used a 1/4 cup measurement and formed them(lightly...don't compact) into balls....be gentle with this kind of dough) onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 F for 18 minutes.
Make a glaze by mixing in a small bowl . . .
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 tsp of the orange/lemon peel
3 Tbsp milk .
I added a tinge of almond extract as well.
Mix and drizzle over scones while still warm. Enjoy!
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (107g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 216 (56%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 24g||32 %|
|Saturated Fat 14.8g||74 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.1g|
|Cholesterol 84.3mg||26 %|
|Sodium 330.2mg||11 %|
|Potassium 73.3mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 38.4g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.6g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 36.8g|
|Protein 5g||7 %|
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Calories per serving: 387
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