I was craving scones badly over the weekend. Kids went out for an early morning walk with their dad, and I just had to kill those cravings. When I started making them, I thought to make something different than usual scones, so I added buttermilk (sour-milk) instead of milk, and an egg, coconut oil, and had half of the bag of dried pomegranate. If I had to compare it, it’s kind of between rock cakes which is similar to scones, and actual scones. The difference is that rock cakes you spoon it on the baking sheet and scones you cut it like a donut. These are like mini soda bread, sweet biscuits and I was in love with them.
At first when my gang came home, they looked it kind of “WTH?” and didn’t touch, which made me little disappointed, but few hours later they were all eating more than one. I can see why though?! These don’t look that appealing, but I actually like homemade rustic looking things so it spoke my language in an instant. I would say they are so much better the next day… I had to hide one to munch with my morning coffee.
They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Not overly sweet and have that kick of the savory too. I think it’s great breakfast or a snack. You can also add nuts and have a little more crunch as well as nutrition. They are super easy, not too much fuss, they suppose to look rustic and homemade. If you like sweeter, add more sugar or more eggs. I have not tried it yet with whole wheat flour or any other type of flour, and I am eager to try. Maybe I’ll experiment this upcoming week.
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Makes 10-11 biscuits
- 4 cups All purpose Flour
- 5 tbsp. Sugar + extra for sprinkling
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. Baking soda (Sodium bicarbonate)
- 1 cup dried pomegranate
- 1 Egg, lightly mixed
- 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted + for greasing
- 1 1/2 cups Cold Buttermilk
- In a large bowl, add flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and soda, then mix. Drop in dried pomegranate and dust them with flour.
- Make a well and add lightly mixed egg and melted (but not hot) coconut oil and pour cold buttermilk. (You can use warm milk too) Read notes*
- With a wooden spoon, mix to combine, then flour work surface (board, countertop etc.) and place dough on top.
- Knead for minute or so and form a ball. Roll it out, it should be thicker and with cookie cutter or even glass and press on the dough. Knead again, roll and cut into biscuits.
- Preheat oven on 375F/190C, grease baking sheet, sprinkle biscuits with extra sugar. Bake for 25 minutes or until they are golden.
- When done, pulled them out of the oven and cover with clean cotton kitchen towel.
- When I am making this type of biscuits usually I use warm milk and you can too if you do not have buttermilk. Also yogurt, or sour cream can work really well just make sure to add enough liquid.
- The dough still needs to be soft, and bit sticky rather than hard.
- You can use any dry fruit on hand, or even mix them together.