Introduction: Rhubarb Scones
Rhubarb was the first item I was able to harvest from my garden this year. It is one of those fruits that don’t need a lot of attention but will grow anywhere. Many people don’t like rhubarb as it is difficult to get rid of but I am glad we have this sour fruit.
The one question that was weighing on my mind was "What to make with my first harvest?" I could make a pie, jam, ice cream or a cake but my husband enjoys scones for breakfast and they are quick to make. I thought this would be brilliant to combine my first harvest from the garden into a scone recipe.
I have added Orange into this recipe to add some sweetness and citrus notes.
This recipe makes 12 scones.
- 2 1/4 cups of Flour
- 1 TBSP Baking Powder
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/4 cup Canola Oil
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1 TBSP Grated Orange Zest
- 1 cup Finely Diced Fresh Rhubarb
Step 1: Your Tools
- Chef Knife or a Large knife you feel comfortable chopping with.
- Large wooden spoon.
- Chopping board.
- Medium size bowl
- 1/2 cup Wet Glass measurement
- 1 cup measurement
- 1/4 cup measurement
- 1 TBSP
- 1 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
- Rubber Spatula
Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients Together
- Before you begin, preheat your oven to 425*
- In a medium size bowl whisk together Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar and Salt.
* Please Note - The pictures of ingredients inside the bowls are for a double recipe.
Step 3: Mix the Wet Ingredients Together
- In another bowl, add Oil, Milk, Eggs and Orange Zest.
- Using a fork, whisk together until the eggs are mixed together.
Step 4: Dry Meets Wet
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the well.
- Mix together.
Step 5: Add the Rhubarb
- Once the wet and the dry ingredients are mixed together, add the rhubarb.
- Mix the rhubarb to combine - don’t over mix.
Step 6: Let’s Roll!
- Lightly place flour onto your work surface.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick.
- Using a Round shaped cutter, cut out rounds and place them onto an oiled baking sheet.
Step 7: Bake Time!
- Bake for 13 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 8: Savour Your Hard Work.
- Serve warm with butter.
- Scones are great with a cup of tea or on there own.