It’s Blackberry season. Earlier than last year but then all fruit seems to have been. I love a bit of free food (who doesn’t) so myself and the kids have been off foraging. This typically leads to some very purple fingers, a few prickles and lots of eating but a few blackberries have made it home. I have many memories of picking blackberries as a child, my parents had a hotel and we used to go foraging for berries to add to the desserts. Now it’s my turn to forage and use the proceeds.
After having blackberries on our porridge and with yoghurt I decided it was time to get baking. Miss K wanted to make blackberry biscuits. In her words you “mix porridge (oats) with butter, no wheat flour, blackberries, apples and biscuit”. As much as I loved her inventiveness I decided to go with blackberry scones. We made ours without sugar which has worked perfectly as a snack for the kids and the adults can add a little jam if wanted.
The colour of these really made me smile. I love purple so purple scones are perfect. We all need food that makes us smile in life.
- 200g gluten free plain flour (I used Doves Farm Plain Flour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 50g butter/margarine
- 100g sultanas
- 100g blackberries
- 100ml natural yoghurt
- Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 7.
- Mix the flour and baking powder together.
- Weigh out the butter and rub it in, I use my fingers for this.
- Mix in the sultanas and blackberries.
- Add the yoghurt a bit at a time until it comes together into a dough.
- Flour a surface and gently roll it out to 1 1/2 inch thick. (You may need to add more flour and knead a little).
- Cut out and place scones on a greased baking tray.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- This recipe will work well with blueberries too.