Coffee Nut SconesPosted in Baking, Desserts, Low Calorie, Snacks on March 15th, 2010 by Eileen Devlin
Let’s hear it for the scones, again! Okay, I’m just going to tell you now – this is a very traditional scone in that it is a bit more on the ‘bitter’ side. Most scones you see now are sweetened by what’s added into or on top of them (IE. chocolate, fruit, icing, etc.). So I don’t want you to be surprised. Despite that, I still really liked the coffee and nut flavor and they are perfect paired with your daily coffee or espresso (I have a great connection with this – my friend makes and sells his own). If you’re up to it – here you are!
2/3 c low fat milk
2.5 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2.25 c flour
1/3 c sugar
2.5 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinammon
1/4 c chilled butter, cut into small pieces
3 tbsp finely chopped walnuts
2 tsp low fat milk
2 tsp sugar
1. Combine 3/4 c milk and coffee granules in a microwave safe bowl – heat on high for 1 minute. Cover and chill completely. Stir in egg and vanilla.
2. Preheat oven to 425.
3. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients into the bowl. Cut butter in with a pastry blender. Stir in walnuts. Add milk mixture, stirring until moist (dough will be sticky).
4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times with floured hands. Pat dough into an 8 in circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 10 wedges (do not cut all the way through the dough though so as to retain moisture). Brush with remaining milk and sprinkle with 2 tsp sugar. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 10 servings.
***Van, these would be the third scones I’ve made and I will tell you – each time the dough seems like a sticky mess but apparently they are supposed to be that way. Adding more flour will make the scones too dry. So if you care to try again don’t fret if the dough seems “off”.
Like I said, I really enjoyed these but because I’m a chocolate freak I will probably add some chips in there the next time
Fat: 7 g
Protein: 4.9 g
Carbohydrate: 31 g
Fiber: 1 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg