Easy Sugar Free Blueberry Scones

Blueberry & yoghurt scones with lemon curd | bluebirdsunshineSometimes when I’m working I get an overwhelming desire for cake that I just can’t ignore. Problem is, I’m working. I can’t stop and whip up an Opera Cake. Times like these call for scones. The perfect work from home baking break, they take half an hour max from first shake of the flour to first bite and they don’t call for many ingredients either.

I’m trying to reduce the amount of sugar I eat because it makes me feel like crap (weep) so I thought I’d have a play with my usual go-to scone recipe. I had some honey flavoured Greek yoghurt in the fridge (Rachel’s, not that this is sponsored, it’s just thick and creamy, sugar-free and delish) and some blueberries crying out to be used and so my sugar free blueberry & yoghurt scones were born.

The perfect afternoon pick me up, I sat and savoured the break and the silence and the scone. Yum.

Blueberry & yoghurt scones with lemon curd | bluebirdsunshine

Easy Sugar Free Blueberry Scones
Makes 8

Ingredients:
350g Self raising flour
85g Chilled butter, cubed
200g Honey flavoured full fat Greek yoghurt
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
½ cup Blueberries
Jam, lemon curd, cream or butter to serve.

Method:
Preheat oven to 220ºC and pop a baking tray in the centre of the oven to heat.

Place the cubed butter and flour into a bowl and rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. In a small jug mix the yoghurt, milk and vanilla extract together until smooth. Make a well in the centre of the flour mix and pour in ¾ of the liquid. Using a butter knife, stir to combine and bring it together to form a dough. If it’s too dry, add a little more of the liquid until it’s just wet enough for you to press it into a ball. You want to work with the dough as little as possible to get the lightest scones you can.

Tip onto a floured surface and very gently flatten the ball into a disc about 2cm high. Use a floured scone cutter to cut into scones. Just press the cutter straight down into the dough, don’t twist it as it’ll stop the scones from rising as well. You can brush the tops with lightly beaten egg, or a little milk if you want super golden tops.

Place the scones close together on a piece of baking parchment on the hot baking tray, leaving about ½cm gap between them. They don’t spread much but them being close together helps them to rise up I think. My granny told me this and I’m not arguing with her.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, keeping an eye on them and removing when the tops are golden.

Eat with any jam you can find and cream. Or butter. I had some lemon curd I made using this super microwave lemon curd recipe so I devoured them with lemon curd and cream. Amazing.

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7 responses to “Easy Sugar Free Blueberry Scones

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  2. Ooh yum, you’ve just reminded me of the wonder of scones! I’m on a big sugar reduction mission at the moment as well, though I have to say, I don’t ever add sugar to my scones in the mix, so maybe give that a whirl sometime too and let me know how you get on. In case that makes me sound too virtuous, I am sat here guiltily eating a (small) bowl of chocolate ice cream, due to bathroom remodelling stress!! Thanks so much for linking up to #AllABoutYou, sorry it took me so long to get round to leaving a comment, hope you link up again this week x Just off to pin this post now…

    • Are you doing the bathroom work yourself? You def deserve a treat when doing DIY. Nightmare! I will have to give scones a go with no sugar at all, I usually halve the amount but never thought to try them without any at all. I might compensate with lots more jam though 😉

  3. Oh wow, these look delicious. I had completely forgotten how easy scones are to make, and I have a severe weakness for them (and also keep Rachel’s yoghourt in the fridge too). Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou, hope you can pop back tomorrow!

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