I have been craving scones lately and thought that Saturday was the perfect day to make them, since we have more time to enjoy breakfast together. I saw fresh cranberries at the market for the first time this season and I was so excited to make something with them. So I served these scones with homemade cranberry compote and Camembert.
This recipe makes 12 small scones.
2 cups of whole-wheat flour
1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder
1 ½ tablespoon of honey
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon of baking soda
4 sprigs of thyme
5 tablespoons of cold butter, chopped
¾ cup of cold buttermilk
For the cranberry compote:
2 cups of fresh cranberries
2 cups of water
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons of sugar
1 small Camembert, 250grs
Preheat the oven to 200C/390F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
To make the cranberry compote, just place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens. Transfer it to a small bowl and set it aside to cool.
Place all the dry ingredients plus the butter and honey in the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until the butter is well incorporated. Then add the buttermilk and mix until you have an even dough.
Place the dough on your floured working area. Shape the dough into a 1 cm thick rectangle. Using a 6 cm round mold, cut 6 circles or more if you can. Then use the scraps to form extra scones. Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden, about 14 minutes.
Serve the scones while still warm with slices of Camembert and the cranberry compote. Enjoy!