Skip the sugar and enjoy these naturally sweetened Honey Scones with Greek Yogurt and Pine Nuts - the perfect sweet breakfast, afternoon treat or on-the-go snack.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and put in the fridge. Mix yogurt, egg, honey, vanilla and vanilla in a small bowl and chill as well. Grate the butter into a little container and freeze for at least 5 minutes.
Prepare your workspace by lightly flouring your countertop. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Take dry ingredients out of the fridge add the grated butter and stir so that the frozen butter chunks are distributed evenly. Now, using a silicone spatula, stir in the wet ingredients.
Transfer the scones dough to a floured work surface and shape into a ball – Yes, it will look awfully crumbly.
With a rolling pin, or your hands, roll or pat the dough into an improvised 12-inch square. Using a bench scraper, fold the right third of the dough over the center, then fold the left third over so you end up with a 12-by-4-inch rectangle. Fold the top third down over the center, then fold the bottom third up so the whole thing is reduced to a 4-inch square. Press the square down and roll it out again into a 12-inch square. Repeat the folding process once more.
Add the pine nuts before the 2nd fold when you roll out the dough into a square.
After the 2nd fold, pat the dough into a disk and cut into 6 wedges using a very sharp knife. Do this in clean decided cuts without moving the knife. If you use a cookie cutter, don´t twist it around!
Transfer the wedges to a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart. Do you see the little chunks of butter in the dough? These little butter peas will make your scones rise and make them super flaky and light.
Brush the tops of the scones with the melted butter making sure that NO butter runs down the edges as this will prevent them from rising.
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 425°F. While the oven preheats, pop the tray of scones in the freezer.
Bake the flaky scones until golden brown and well risen about 16 to 18 minutes. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes and serve.