I have to say I do love a good scone. They make me think of English summer gardens and afternoon tea, they are one of life’s little pleasures. As much as I have no problem indulging in an all butter, white flour made scone pilled high with clotted cream occasionally, they do make me feel a bit bloated. When I was asked to create a recipe using Total Greek yoghurt, scones certainly did not spring to mind. However, I wanted to think of something a bit different to how I usually use Total and I could vaguely recall a recipe that made a scone like dough using just flour and yoghurt. I’m not against gluten, but I do prefer spelt flour over wholemeal flour because I find I digest it better. It does contain some gluten, but seems to be lighter on my digestion than white or whole wheat flour. As the two ingredient recipe uses self raising flour, I had to add a little tweak, but these little scones turned out wonderfully
- 1 cup of wholegrain spelt flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup of Total Greek Yoghurt (I used 0%)
- Pre heat the oven to 220c. Measure the flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix well. Add the yoghurt, first mixing with a spoon, then your hands to form a dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and using a rolling pin (or a bottle of wine!) roll the dough to a thickness of about 2 cm. Use a cutter to create round scones, or just the end of a glass or jar. Place onto an oiled baking sheet and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately with butter, or allow to cool and add jam and as a healthier alternative to cream, more Total Greek Yoghurt.
- I brushed the top of my scones with a little milk to give them a slight glaze as well.
I served these filled with naturally sweetened cherry jam and a dollop of the Total yoghurt. I used the 0% just because that is what I had open, but I would highly recommend you use the full fat version.
These don’t rise like a normal scone and stay quite flat, but I don’t mind them that way. The inside has a slightly denser texture and nuttier feel so these are much more filling than the usual white scones.
As well as serving these with jam and ‘cream’ I enjoyed a few smeared with butter warm from the oven and they were heavenly! I can see myself making a batch of these just to enjoy some fresh out of the oven for breakfast.
They’d also make nice little healthy snacks spread with some nut butter. The scone dough recipe itself is very versatile and could be used in a number of ways. I’d like to try making bigger scones more like bread buns and I’ve even heard of it being used as a base for a healthy pizza.
Are you a fan of scones? Have you tried Total Greek Yoghurt yet?
Ooh these look really good – what a great alternative to the traditional scone with jam and cream!
These are going to be made soon! I literally gasped at how simple this sounds :) . Ooh I love scones but haven’t had it in too long.. And I just started baking with spelt flour and I’m loving it.
St.Dalfour jam is the best!
I have to admit I was amazed at how well they turned out considering how simple they are!
Really surprised at how simple the recipe is, they look great!
Ooo, these look lovely! I think I’d prefer my scones to stay quite flat anyway. I much prefer denser food. The weather outside is perfect for scones at the moment…they always make me think about afternoon tea on sunny afternoons! The recipe is so simple with just three ingredients as well. :)
I keep meaning to try to make some homemade pizza bases so that they’re a little healthier. I’m not a massive fan of pizza – but I love lots of veggie toppings on any I do have – if the base was a little nicer/healthier I think I would enjoy it more.
I’ll definitely have to try it out for pizza, I might give that a go at the weekend if I remember!
Wow only 3 ingredients!? I love scones so much, especially with strawberries so will be trying this for sure.
And like you say, as they are not sweet by themselves, I suppose any spread could be used on them? Kind of like healthier rolls in a way.
Also I have to say St. Dalfour jam is the bomb!! I love that stuff, the black cherry flavour is so so good!!
Yep, they are quite versatile and you could spread them with all sorts of toppings :-)
Indeed I am Laura, I got through lots whilst expecting & post partum(I do love proper English teatreats. Nice receipe btw!
Oh these look good! I’m not usually a fan of scones, but these look a bit ‘different’ to usual scones. And simple enough for me to make too!
Thanks Lucy, I think these could be used for all sorts of things, even dinner rolls!
This is the kind of baking recipe that I like – three ingredients. Even I can’t go wrong here!! Love these :)
Haha, I love simple recipes as well!
What a great recipe – can’t beat just three ingredients!
That is such a clever recipe! I have seen lots of scone recipes that include yoghurt (or buttermilk) but never just those ingredients- fab!
I love scones- perfect with tea :)
Thanks Maria, I have to say I was amazed at how nice these tasted as well, they are a little flat but still taste very good!
These look so good – I can’t believe how simple the recipe is! x
OOooooo I wish I could eat spelt! These look lovely, I have tried Total and love how thick it is : )
what do you think would happen if a couple of scoops of protein powder were added to the dough mixture before baking?
I think that would probably be ok – maybe add more yoghurt or a splash of milk, or sub the protein powder for the same amount of flour. If you try it let me know how they turn out!