Balsamic Blackberry Scones with Olive Oil

Sweet syrupy balsamic vinegar is the secret ingredient for these delectable Balsamic Blackberry Scones with Olive Oil.

Balsamic Blackberry Scones with Olive Oil by FamilySpice.com

I am addicted to scones. Actually, I am addicted to fresh baked goodies, but I have a special place in my heart (and in my belly!) for scones. I love that they are mildly sweet and typically studded with fruits. And they pair beautifully with my  morning tea, which I can’t do without. Ever.

My 10-year old daughter has developed a hankering for scones, as well. And since I began baking scones with extra virgin olive oil and NOT butter, we have been enjoying scones more often.

Balsamic Blackberry Scones with Olive Oil by FamilySpice.com

My previous olive oil scones showcased red currants and another was more savory and were studded with cherry tomatoes. My cookbook features a whole wheat olive oil scone. These scones are bursting with blackberries that were bathed in balsamic vinegar.

So you see, oil and vinegar isn’t just for your salad or veggies!

Balsamic vinegar is heavenly in baked goods, especially when you use a flavored balsamic. For these scones, I used a vanilla balsamic. For my grape upside down cake, I used a fig balsamic. Don’t have a flavored vinegar? A plain balsamic will still work beautifully, like the one I used for my strawberry balsamic jam.

strawberry_balsamic_jam2_500 grape_upside_down_cake2_500 Red Currant and Rosemary Olive Oil Scones by FamilySpice.com

 

 

After inhaling half the scones, and giving a couple away to friends, my daughter turned to me and asked, “When are you going to make more scones?”

Well, I better get back to baking!

Balsamic Blackberry Scones with Olive Oil

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar aren't just for salad or vegetables! Black berries are bathed in syrupy balsamic vinegar and are the real star of these moist olive oil scones. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz blackberries, fresh
  • 1 TBS balsamic vinegar, red
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain Greek
  • 1/4 cup milk, low-fat
  • 1 egg, large

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a small bowl stir and combine:
    • 4 oz blackberries, fresh
    • 1 TBS balsamic vinegar, red
    • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  3. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together:
    • 2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 TBS baking powder
    • 1/8 tsp salt
  4. Using a fork, stir in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs:
    • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together:
    • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain Greek
    • 1/4 cup milk, low-fat
    • 1 egg, large
  6. Pour yogurt mixture into flour mixture and mix with a spoon or a fork until a rough dough is formed. Do not over mix the dough.
  7. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a circle or rectangle, about 1/2-inch thick.
  8. Pour balsamic berries (and juice) over half of the dough and gently press in.
  9. Fold the empty half of the dough over the berries, pressing the two layers together.
  10. Pour and press remaining berries over the top of the dough.
  11. Cut dough into 8-10 even pieces.
  12. Sprinkle over the scones:
    • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  13. Place scones onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden, about 12-15 minutes.
  14. Transfer scones to a cooling rack to cool to desired temperature. Serve warm or room temperature.

Notes:

Serving Suggestions: Serve alone, with honey, jam or drizzle a sweet glaze on top.

Cooking Tips: Use a plain balsamic vinegar or a flavored one like vanilla or fruit. Use a mild, buttery, herb or citrus infused olive oil.

Prep Time:

Yield: 8 scones

Cook Time:

Total Time:

And enjoy the video showing you how easy it is to make scones with olive oil:

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