Berry scones

I found this recipe on Domestic Diva MD’s website. She’s a medical student who bakes. Cool, huh? I had some frozen blackberries in the freezer and thought this would be the perfect way to use them. I didn’t have quite enough so I supplemented them with some frozen strawberries. The mixture turned a glorious purple colour when I stirred it, which gave me a glimmer of understanding as to why some people love baking so much. Here’s the recipe, ever so slightly tweaked by me because I’m a lazy chef:


Ingredients: 3 cups self-raising flour; 1/2 cup sugar; 1 tbsp finely chopped orange zest; 125g cold butter, cubed; 1 cup buttermilk (I added another half cup to this because my mixture seemed a bit dry); punnet of blackberries; skim milk; icing sugar.

Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees; mix together flour, sugar and orange zest. Rub butter through flour with your fingers until the mixture is all crumbly. Chop the berries, stir into mixture with the buttermilk. Place large spoonfuls on a baking sheet 5cm apart (you’ll get about 12-16) and bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and let cool. Mix together skim milk and icing sugar to make enough frosting to drizzle 1 tbsp onto each scone.

Check out the original recipe at …

3 thoughts on “Berry scones

  1. I love your recipes – they’re inspiring me to be a bit more domestically inclined. This morning I chopped up some left over pumpkin to boil and tossed in a packet of red lentils for good measure, then had an emergency “Mum, I’ve missed the bus moment” which meant when I returned home the boiler had, well, boiled over. At least I knew all was bubbling away merrily. A whizz with the stick blender half and hour later and yummy soup. Now, all I have to do is clean the stovetop…

  2. Oh my two favourite words, scones and lazy. I’m housebound with Bubba who has extreme chicken pox, might give this one a whirl this afternoon to cheer us both up!

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