Strawberry Walnut Scones

Makes 8. Prep time: 20 minutes active; 45 minutes total.

3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled
1 large egg
3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
2 tablespoons sugar


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or coat with vegetable oil spray. In a large bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut chilled butter into cubes and work the butter into the flour mixture quickly with your fingers or a pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly but small chunks of butter remain. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, yogurt and vanilla; mix well. Make a well in the dry mixture and pour in the wet, stir just until mixed, then stir in walnuts. Place half the dough on a floured counter or breadboard and shape into a circle 8 inches across, then cover with halved strawberries. Crumble the remaining dough over the strawberries and pat to cover, and form a disk about .-inch thick. Sprinkle with sugar and pat to adhere.

Use a knife to slice like a pie into 8 wedges. Place each wedge onto the sheet pan with at least 1 inch between them. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden. Transfer scones to a wire rack to cool.

Serve warm, or cool completely and store, tightly covered, for up to 4 days at room temperature.

Serving suggestion:
Served with a touch of butter or a drizzle of honey, fresh-baked scones are the perfect companion to a cup of coffee or tea.

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