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Delicious Scones

Here is a recipe I came up with that  produces scones that are moist and have great texture.
I baked these scones in a convection oven.

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Makes 6 large scones


2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed in measuring cup)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons  cold unsalted butter (cut 1/2″ cubes)
3/4 cup fresh or flash frozen raspberries or blueberries
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
grated zest of 1 orange or lemon
2/3 cup buttermilk (fresh or reconstituted from dried buttermilk)
3/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

topping ingredients
1 raw egg (for egg wash)
1/4 cup sliced almonds and 1/4 cup sugar (sprinkle over scones before baking)


DirectionPreheat oven to 400 degrees F, 375 if convection oven.

  1. Place oven rack in the top 1/3 of the oven and pre heat to 400 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.  Work the pieces of butter into the flour using a pastry blender or clean finger tips of your hands, until   butter is broken down and crumbly within the flour with some pea sized pieces of butter remaining in the flour mixture.                                                           Add chocolate chips and citrus zest and toss to coat. Add buttermilk, stir with wooden spoon to combine.
  3. Pour mixture onto flour cutting board and gently knead until dough holds together, pat the edges in to form the dough into a circle.
  4. Dough mixture will be about 1/2″ high. Cut scones into 6 pie like wedges and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet.     Bake for approximately 15 minutes until lightly browned and fully baked.
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Mike Wendland

Published on 2016-03-26

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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