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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Blackberry & Coconut Scones with Blackberry Compote

It’s blackberry season! I will admit these blackberries are from last year. I haven’t actually picked any yet this year, not that we really need any more we have a freezer in our garage that’s full of apples, blackberries and rhubarb although I’m sure we won’t be able to resist...it’s tradition! I foresee a lot of crumbles in our future. Am I the only person who likes to eat yogurt with their scone instead of cream? Aside from the fact that I can’t really eat cream I just think its way more refreshing. If we don’t have cream my mum would rather have butter bleugh! I can’t really get behind anything with butter on unless it involves garlic. I do need to make one thing clear; I’m a jam first then cream kind of person, or yogurt as the case may be.
For the scones
225g self-raising flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
50g butter or margarine
25g caster sugar
pinch of salt
50g desiccated coconut
120g blackberries, frozen or fresh
100 ml milk, I used almond
Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas mark 7
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter or marg with your finger tips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, salt, coconut and blackberries. Add the milk and mix to make a soft dough. Turn on to a floured surface and knead very lightly. Roll the dough into two circles, transfer the dough onto a baking tray then cut each circle into four. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes until well risen and golden round the edges then leave to cool.
For the compote
120g blackberries
2 tsps caster sugar
1 tsp corn flour
1 tbsp water/lemon juice
Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan on a low heat. Squash most of the blackberries with the back of your spoon to release the juices and stir until thickened.
Serve with coconut yogurt and the blackberry compote

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