Orange Pomegranate Scones

Sprouted wheat flour, fresh cream, pastured eggs & butter, honey and pomegranate arils..

Orange Pomegranate Scones

Orange Pomegranate Scones

(adapted from a recipe by Mark Bittman)

1 cup sprouted wheat flour, plus more as needed (substitute good organic wheat flour if needed)
1 cup unbleached organic all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
5 tablespoons pastured butter, cold
3 pastured eggs
3/4 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
1 tablespoon orange zest

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.  Cut the chilled butter into the flour, ensuring that it is thoroughly combined.

Beat 2 eggs with the cream, then stir into the flour.  Fold in pomegranate seeds and orange zest.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until barely sticky (about 8-10 times).

Press the dough into a lightly greased 10-inch cast iron skillet.  Beat the remaining egg with with a scant amount of water and brush the top of the dough.

Deeply score the dough with a thin knife and optionally sprinkle with a teaspoon of coarse non-refined sugar.

Bake in a 350 degree oven until it passes the toothpick test, about 15 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly before serving with butter, honey or clotted cream.

This post is part of A Moderate Life’s  Tackling Bittman Recipe Hop!

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Chocolate Cherry Scones with Clotted Cream

Organic soaked wheat and malted barley flour, pastured butter, cacao nibs, fresh cherries and raw cream..



Pour fresh raw cream into a pan and let stand overnight. Heat the milk very slowly until the surface begins to wrinkle, and then continue to heat 1 hour over low heat.  Do not let it boil, or you’ll have to start over.

Transfer the pan to a cool spot and allow to sit overnight.  In the morning, skim the clotted cream from the surface and refrigerate until ready to use.

Soak 1 /12 cups of organic whole wheat flour in filtered water and homemade whey overnight.  Just before preparing, stir in 1/2 of malted barley flour and pour into a glass mixing bowl.

Add 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon Celtic salt and then cut in 4 tablespoons pastured butter.  Make a well in the center of the mixture, then add 3/4 cup whole milk, a cup of chocolate cups and a cup of coarsely chopped, fresh pitted cherries.

Work by hand into a soft, slightly wet dough.  Drop heaping tablesponsful of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a 375 degree oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes.

Serve warm with clotted cream.