I saw a giant bag of ground flax at Costco and decided it would be great for adding fiber, protein and omega-3s to my family’s diet. Of course, it’s a 3 POUND bag of ground flax. Um, yes, that’s a whole lotta flax! So how am I going to use it?
Last night as I was getting ready to make scones I decided to add some to my recipe. They turned out great! There is no noticeable difference in the flavor or texture. And I like the fact that the scones have a little more nutritional value.
Yield: 16 scones
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes per batch, 30 total
3 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
2 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
8 TBSP (1 1/2 sticks) butter, cut into cubes
2/3 cup dried cranberries
zest of one orange
1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Get out two baking sheets and a pastry mat (or flour a smooth work surface).
- In a large bowl mix flour, flax, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add cranberries and orange zest.
- Lightly beat eggs, add to milk and then pour into the dry mix.
- Mix until dough comes together, turn out onto floured pastry mat and knead a few times.
- Divide dough in half. Working one half at a time, pat out into a disc 3/4″ thick. Cut into 8 wedges (like a pizza). Place 8 scones on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden.
- Move to cooling rack, store in a sealed container when cooled.