Friday, October 5, 2012

Fresh Goji Berry Scones

Well, you know I had to do something special with those fresh Goji berries. My initial plans were either  to dry them or to just snack on them for the next couple of days, but neither of those options seemed quite exciting enough. I mean, come on! Goji berries! So I made some scones, and served them with a dollop of the insanely delicious créme fraîche that also came in The Box this week. 

Of course, these can be made with any small berries you have on hand. Be warned: I don't usually prefer a traditionally dry and crumbly scone, so this may have a tiny bit more moisture than what you're used to. Here's my recipe!

Fresh Goji Berry Scones

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar (divided use)
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup Goji berries
1 egg white

1. Preheat oven to 400.

2. Whisk first three ingredients plus 1/4 cup sugar together in large bowl.
3. Add milk, butter, and berries to mixture.
4. Stir until dough binds together. 
5. Lightly flour your hands and knead dough until it's a little stretchy (about a minute).

6. On a floured surface (I just sprinkled a little flour on a piece of aluminum foil for easy cleanup) mold dough into a flat disk a little bigger than your hand. Scientifically precise, I know.

7. Cut the disk into eighths (like unto a pizza) using a butter knife or dough cutter.

8. In a small bowl, whisk together egg white and 1tablespoon sugar.

9. Brush mixture over scones.
10. Place scones on a baking sheet and bake for 16 minutes.

I'm not going to lie. I just ate one of these in the middle of writing this. Have a happy weekend! 


Dorothy said...


JanAlyssa said...

Want!! I don't think I've ever had fresh goji berries. What do they taste like? Also, how were the pistachios?? I just found out the other day that they have a fruit-like flesh around them - do you just throw that away??

mm said...

The Goji berries and pistachios were both awesome. The Goji berries were slightly bitter. I was assuming I should throw the flesh away. Some of it is already getting a little leafy...? Pretty cool, though.