Mixed Berry Scones

Staff Writer
Mixed Berry Scones
Sylvia McArdle & Stephanie Hannus

This dish would be a favorite of Countess Cora’s to offer to her younger guests with their tea. While visitors such as the Dowager Countess might prefer less flavorful options, these scones would give a needed variety — not to mention flavor — to a meal that most of Cora’s guests would have experienced on a daily basis.

10
Servings
425
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook (F+W Media, September 2012) By Emily Ansara Baines

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup white sugar
  • 1/4 Cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 Cups unsalted butter, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 Cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 Cup hulled and quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream, for brushing
  • 1/2 Cup sugar, for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet.

In a large bowl and using a wooden spoon, mix together the flour, both sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Using your bare hands, work the butter into the flour mixture until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add the berries, mixing well, so that the berries are evenly distributed.

In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk and vanilla extract with a fork.

Once again using your hands, dig a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour the buttermilk mixture into the well. Still using your hands, combine the ingredients until the entire mixture appears wet. Do not overknead.

Turn the mixture onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat down the dough to make a disk about 1½-2 inches thick. Using a biscuit cutter (or a knife if you don’t have a biscuit cutter), cut out as many scones as possible and lay them on the baking sheet. Gather together the remaining dough to cut out more scones, careful not to overknead the dough. 

Liberally brush the heavy cream over the top of each scone, then sprinkle them with sugar. Bake the scones for 10-12 minutes or until they are lightly browned.

Berry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Berry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
29%
Sugar
29g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Protein
6g
11%
Carbs
59g
20%
Vitamin A
171µg
19%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2%
Vitamin C
9mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.1%
Vitamin K
5µg
7%
Calcium
144mg
14%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
117µg
29%
Folic acid
58µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
18mg
4%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
199mg
28%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
141mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.6%
Sodium
355mg
15%
Sugars, added
25g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.1%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.5%

Around the Web