Strawberry offers a wide range of health benefits:
- Boost immunity and promote eye health
- Help fight cancer
- Keep wrinkles at bay
- Fight bad cholesterol
- Reduce inflammation
- Regulate blood pressure
- Boost fiber and aid in weight management
- Promote pre-natal health
Yields – 8 scones
3/4 Cup - Strawberry Greek Yogurt
2 Cup - All-purpose flour plus extra for dusting work surface
1/3 Cup - Sugar plus 2 T for sprinkling (mildly sweet, increase to ½ Cup if you like it sweet)
2 Tsp - Baking powder
½ Tsp - Baking soda
¼ Tsp - Salt
4 Tbsp - Cold unsalted butter cut into ¼-inch cubes
½ Tsp – Lemon Zest
1 Cup - Fresh strawberries, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add butter and using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal.
- Stir in strawberries, lemon zest and then gently incorporate yogurt, and knead it just enough to make it into a dough ball. Do not over mix.
- Turn dough onto a heavily floured work surface. Pat it into 1 inch thick circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
- Arrange wedges on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and sprinkle tops of scones with remaining 2 T sugar.
- Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before serving.
- These scones are mildly sweet. The original recipe called for only ¼ Cup of sugar but I usually add 1/3 Cup. If you like sweeter scones try adding ½ Cup of sugar.
- Nutrition Information – Serving Size 1 scone, Calories 230, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 280mg, Total Carbohydrate 38g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 13g, Protein 5g.
- You can make Blueberries, Peach, Apples versions. The possibilities are endless!
How to make Greek Yogurt from Regular Yogurt
You might want to make greek yogurt at home due to its unavailability in your regular grocery store or due to its high cost. Please note that straining regular yogurt usually reduces the volume by half, or even more if you are using low fat or fat free yogurt so plan accordingly.
What You Need
- A big Strainer
- Cheesecloth or coffee filter paper
- Plain, regular yogurt (Homemade or store bought full fat, low fat, fat free, organic, flavored or soy yogurt for vegans)
- Plastic wrap
- Place a strainer over a large bowl and line it with cheesecloth and add transfer regular yogurt into it.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
- Discard the whey that has drained out into the bowl. Transfer the yogurt to a closed container and store in the refrigerator.