Whole Wheat Berry Ricotta Scones

Whole Wheat Berry Ricotta Scones

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In my family, whenever we celebrate a holiday or special day, scones are the breakfast food of choice. Not only are they quick and delicious, but easy to make allergy friendly and a treat that most won't turn down; these were a big hit with my family for Mother's Day brunch. I found this recipe in the Smitten Kitchen cookbook and altered it slightly, but it was great to find such a simply recipe that I didn't have to find any egg alternatives for. For this recipe, you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

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1. In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

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2. With a pastry blender, add the chilled butter in chunks and use the blender to cut the butter into the mixture until the largest pieces are about the size of small peas.

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3. Wash the berries and add into the bowl. Use the pastry blender to break them down into half- and quarter-sized berry pieces.

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4. Add the ricotta and heavy cream and stir them in to form a dough with a flexible spatula. Gently knead the dough with your hands into a loose ball.

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5. Gently transfer the dough to a floured counter, flour the top of the dough and roll it into a square about 1-inch thick.

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6. Divide the dough into nine even squares and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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7. Bake scones at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes, until lightly golden at the edges. Cool in the pan for about a minute before transferring scones to a cooling rack.

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The verdict:

I can't believe how incredible flaky and buttery this scones are. They taste just as light and fluffy and they look and feel when they break apart. With only a small amount of sugar and berries for sweetening, these are a more grown up baked treat and are especially delicious served warm and slathered in melted butter.

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