Baking, Bread, Snack

Summer Scones

I have mentioned before how I like to give the children homemade snacks in their lunchboxes as much as I can. One of the things I regularly give them is a scone, I tend to make a batch almost every week and pop them in the freezer, leaving them out overnight & putting them into the lunchboxes before the kids head out to school.

I had planned on making the usual scones today, but when I went to the fridge, a lovely pot of Glenisk Low Fat Raspberry & Peach Yogurt caught my eye, so I thought I would experiment!

Glenisk is the Cleary family business which has been producing organic yogurt and milks for more than sixteen years. They have a vision of an Organic Ireland, where the future health and wellbeing of all our children is assured. They believe that healthy soil creates healthy food to raise healthy children. Glenisk work with 50 remarkable farmers to source quality organic milk for our products. In fact, we use 90% of the organic milk produced on the island of Ireland.

Glenisk are the headline sponsors of the inaugural Irish Parenting Blog Awards, which take place very very soon, the 25th of this month to be precise, the excitement among the Parenting Bloggers of Ireland is reaching great heights, it’s a great privilege to be a part of such an incredibly talented blogging community. As someone who blogs about family food, I was thrilled to see one of Ireland’s most loved food producers, Glenisk Organic, not only come on board as a sponsor but as the headline sponsor, and also host this wonderful competition for bloggers.

Ingredients

Jack is responsible for these being called Summertime Scones, when I opened the oven door he said, ‘Wow Mam, the smell of summer’!!

Ingredients   

225g Plain/Spelt Flour*scone

2.5 tsp Baking Powder

25g Coconut Sugar or 1 Tbsp Honey*

25g Butter

150g Glenisk Low Fat Raspberry & Peach Yogurt

Method

Preheat your oven to 220c & line a baking sheet with parchment or dust with flour; parchment means less washing up, always a winner!

Sieve the flour & baking powder together into a large bowl, mix in the sugar at this stage if using it.

Rub in the butter, then add the yogurt and honey if you have opted for that as your sweetener.

Bring the mix together with a wooden spoon, until you have a craggy dough, then finish bringing together with your hand.

Lightly roll the dough out on a floured surface, not too thinly, then cut out your scones with cutters and transfer to the baking sheet.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, cool on a wire rack.

Ready

When the kids tasted these scones, they loved them, all five of them! Caoimhe looked at the two left on the wire rack and asked if I had more in the oven!! I did very quickly.

Taste Testing

*The first batch I made using spelt flour and coconut sugar, for the second batch I doubled the quantities and used ordinary plain flour and honey. They were both equally delicious.

Glenisk Scones

The children are looking forward to having one of these alongside the usual GoYo in their lunchboxes this week!

Glenisk very kindly supplied me with vouchers for the purpose of this competition, however, their products can be found in my fridge on a regular basis!

9 Comments

  1. […] nicolasimplyhomemade I have mentioned before how I like to give the children homemade snacks in their lunchboxes as much […]

  2. Yum! I love a nice scone. I’ve only started using yogurt in baking lately, I was out of buttermilk and used greek yogurt in my soda bread instead. Perfect!

    1. I’ve seen yogurt used in soda bread but never myself, I must give it a go too.

  3. Oh these sound delicious! I’ve never thought of using a flavoured yoghurt in scones. Genius!

    1. Thank you 🙂 I wasn’t sure I must say, but I was super impressed with the result, the children are waiting to test some more flavours!

  4. I’ve never used flavoured yougurt in scones either… I think perhaps you may have inspired an epiphany!!

    1. I just might have Emily! The children devoured them, they are really very good!

  5. Yum yum yum!!! I must try these they sound lovely!

    1. Thank you….they are! 😀

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