Saturday, February 26, 2011

pop-tart scones

as an avid pop-tarts fan my whole life* (strawberry frosted all the way!), i was thrilled to see jenna's recipe for whole grain strawberry pop tart scones yesterday.  so i decided to make it my saturday mission to bake up a batch of these.

well, kittens, mission accomplished because now i have 5 beautiful scones (since we've already downed three) wrapped up and ready for the next time my sweet tooth hits.

i had to adjust the recipe slightly in a few places to accommodate our crazy-fast oven and my lack of ingredients.  also, in typing this up, i just realized that i completely missed her call for 1 cup all purpose flour.  interesante!  next time i'll have to include that to see how differently they turn out, but this batch still tasted great.

whole grain pop-tart scones
makes 8 scones
(adapted from jenna's recipe)

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
6 tablespoons cold butter, sliced into small pieces
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup light cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

for icing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk

preheat oven to 400.

mix together vanilla, strawberries, blueberries, milk and cream in a small bowl.  set aside.

in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  slowly add in butter and work mixture together with your fingertips until well mixed. (jenna says until it reaches the consistency of sand).

add the berries and milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix together until a wet dough forms.

pat dough into a large circle on a lined baking sheet and cut into eight pieces (like cutting a pie).  separate the pieces about an inch apart and bake for 16 minutes or until golden.

let scones cool completely while you combine the powdered sugar and milk to make the icing.

drizzle icing over scones and then tell kellogg's to suck it, cause you don't need them no 'mo!

time: 30 minutes

*am i the only one who likes the "crusts" of pop-tarts best?  i love it when they get just a little bit burned (browned, not charred) and they have just a little fruit and frosting on them.  also, i'd like to point out that i'm just as big a fan of toaster strudels as i am of pop-tarts.  just depends on the day.

**i love pop-tarts so much that i went to the pop-tarts world store in times square last november.  annnnd it was awesome.  i had so much fun!

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