grapefruit honey yogurt scones

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Here’s what scones mean for me: Either I wake up on Saturday and immediately get out the butter, flour, and sugar so I can start mixing and making a big mess of the kitchen. Or, I wake up on Saturday and pilfer my time away on the internet, or, if I’m really smart, relaxing reading a book while scones go straight from the freezer to the oven. Either way, scones = Saturday = things that make me happy.

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I wasn’t completely sure that cooked grapefruit would make me happy, but it turns out that grapefruit pieces in the middle of a scone create a nice pocket of juiciness. The honey flavor, which is often overpowered, was distinct. The yogurt keeps the scones tender, along with the butter and careful mixing of course.  I’m generally already happy on Saturday mornings, but good scones certainly don’t hurt.

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One year ago: Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Two years ago: Anadama Bread
Three years ago: Baba Ghanoush, Falafel, and Hummus

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Grapefruit, Honey, and Yogurt Scones (adapted from Joy the Baker)

Makes 6 scones

I used nonfat Greek yogurt, and it worked fine.

This was my first time segmenting citrus. It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. Branny has detailed instructions in her blog.

As always, you can freeze scones after shaping, before baking. Bake directly from the freezer, adding 2-3 minutes to the baking time.

½ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup (1.75 ounces) granulated sugar
1 grapefruit, zested, then segmented and coarsely chopped
1½ cups (7.2 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into ¼-inch cubes

1. Place a rack in the center of the oven; heat to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. In a measuring cup, combine the yogurt, honey, and vanilla. In a small bowl, rub the sugar and the grapefruit zest together until the sugar is moist and fragrant.

2. Place the flour, 2 tablespoons of the sugar mixture, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add the butter; process in 1-second pulses until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Pour the yogurt mixture over the flour mixture; pulse until the dough is crumbly. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and fold in the grapefruit pieces.

3. Turn the scone dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Form it into an 8 inch circle, about 1 inch thick. Use a knife or a bench scraper to cut the dough into six triangles. Place on the prepared baking sheet; top with the remaining grapefruit sugar.

4. Bake the scones for 15 to 17 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Allow to cool on the pan for 10 minutes before serving. These scones are best served the day they’re made.

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Comments

  1. Lora says:

    These look lovely! Perfect for breakfast/brunch.

  2. Saturdays are the best. Hard not to be happy on a Saturday. The scones look very pretty with the specks of grapefruit.

  3. Cate says:

    I’m so bitter that grapefruit season is ending… I think I need to make these right now while I still can!

  4. Kelsey says:

    Great recipe! I love the flavor combination. I know these would be a hit in our house.

  5. Samantha says:

    These look so good! I would be apprehensive about the cooked grapefruit too, but your post has convinced me to give it a try.

  6. These sound delightful! I’ve made a grapefruit yogurt cake before, and loved it. I just might have to try these!

  7. Inna says:

    These look so good! I love the idea of them being healthy (with the grapefruit) but still sweet (with the honey). :-)

  8. What a creative flavor combination… the colors are simply beautiful. I know what you mean about popping them out of the freezer – I love when I’m that organized…. even if it is rarely lol

  9. Your pictures look so much better than mine! But regardless, they were indeed delicious – cakey, tender, and soft! I made them with peaches instead of grapefruit, and they turned out great! It was like an early taste of summer and very reminiscent of peach cobbler. You have to give it a try!

    http://thekitchenkook.blogspot.com/2013/01/peaches-and-honey-yogurt-scones.html

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