You’ve had a successful outing picking saskatoons and now you have a couple of buckets full of gorgeous berries. What will you do with them? You can check out the pie recipes I posted on an earlier blog, or you can test your baking skills with the scones that everyone raves about. Here is the recipe for those:
Saskatoon/ White Chocolate Scones
Mix together: 2 cups unbleached flour
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Add: ½ cup frozen, grated butter to flour mixture.
In a separate bowl, mix:
½ cup whole milk
½ cup sour cream
Blend together, then fold into flour mixture until just combined.
With floured hands, knead dough 6-8 times until it just holds together in a ragged ball.
Roll dough on a floured surface into an approximate 12” square.
Fold dough into thirds (like a business letter), then lift short ends of dough and fold into thirds again to form a 4” square.
Transfer dough to plate lightly dusted with flour and chill in freezer for 5 min.
Take out and roll into another 12” square.
Sprinkle on top: 1 ½ cups saskatoons
¼ cup white chocolate chips
Press into dough.
Roll dough, pressing to form a tight log. Seam side down, press log into a 12”x 4” rectangle.
Divide into 4 equal rectangles with a sharp knife, then cut each rectangle diagonally.
Transfer to parchment paper. Brush tops with melted butter, then sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Bake at 425 F for 18 minutes.