There is nothing better than pretty food and great lighting for taking pictures. I made these scones and the lighting was absolutely perfect. I had a SUPER hard time choosing what pictures to use and which to toss…so I just used a bunch of them.
I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! I know I did and am now ready for a full on detox! It is still crazy hot and humid here and I will admit I am ready for some fall weather. I heard on the news that the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks is back today…that means it’s fall now, right?!
The best scone I have ever tasted was when I lived in London. We went to afternoon tea at the Orangery at Kensington Palace. They brought us the most delicious scones with clotted cream and jam and I was in heaven. Everyone was dressed beautifully and I felt so fancy. I had never even had a scone before then and that was where I fell in love.
Any item that serves as transportation for clotted cream or jelly is a favorite food of mine!
I was inspired to make these particular scones because they serve a version of these at my favorite coffee shop in our neighborhood. It’s called La Colombe. They are slightly sweet and salty and they go so well with your coffee!
I would add a slight sprinkle of coarse sugar if I were to make these again. They were perfect when served with some extra jelly and cream cheese.
Scones seem like a fall brunch/snack to me so since I woke up feeling ready for some cooler weather this seemed like a fun recipe to share with you today (instead of a detox salad). Enjoy this shortened week, and maybe plan to make some scones this weekend and relax with a cup of coffee and some friends!
Buckwheat Scones with Fig Jam
1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
4 Ounces (1 Stick) Cold, Unsalted Butter, Cut into 1/4 Inch Pieces
1 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Fig Jam (or fruit jam of choice)
In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add cut butter into flour mixture and use a fork or fingers to break the butter into the flour, moving quickly so butter stays cold. Continue until butter is in coarse, pea-sized pieces.
Add cream and gently mix until just combined.
Transfer dough to a well floured surface and sprinkle top with flour as well (dough will be sticky, work quickly and add flour as needed). Carefully roll or pat out dough until it is about 8 inches wide and 16 inches long and 3/4 inches thick. Use a pastry scraper to cut dough into desired shapes and also use pastry scraper to scrape under and loosen dough from counter top.
Place scone (any shape of choice works fine) onto a parchment covered pan and place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
Preheat oven to 350. Once scones have chilled, remove from oven and use a teaspoon or tablespoon to press an indentation into the dough. Fill will jam and place into the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the bottom/sides begin to brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
Best served warm with a side of jelly, butter and/or cream cheese as well as a cup of tea or coffee!
Optional additions: Brush scones with an egg white and sprinkle with coarse sugar for a pretty decoration/added sweetness. Can sub any flavor jam of choice!
This recipe was adapted from Food52