Basic Soaked Scones


I like scones! They are one of my favorite things to bake. I like them so much that I’m writing a book about them. I guess you could call it a bit of an obsession….


My favorite flour to use for making scones is soft white wheat. The flavor is very subtitle. From the taste and texture in the finished product you would almost think you were eating a scone made from white flour. I chose to soak my flour because it improves the taste, texture and nutrition of the product.

This recipe is very versitle. You can easily add in chocoalte chips, blueberries, lemon zest or whatever you are in the mood for.

Basic Soaked Scones

3 cups soft white wheat flour
6 TBS butter
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup palm sugar
1 TBS lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or whey
1 TBS baking powder
1/4 tsp unrefined salt

Comide the flour, sugar, milk and acid medium of choice in a medium sized bowl. Gently mix together with your hands until all the liquid had been absorbed. Cut in the butter with a butter knife. Gently knead the butter into the dough. Cover and leave on counter for 12 to 24 hours.

When you are ready to bake preheat the oven to 350. Sprinkle the salt and baking powder over the dough.  Gently incorporate into the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface using sprouted wheat flour or unbleached white flour. Kneed for one minute. If you kneed too long the tough with become tough. The goal is to have light and fluffy scones.  Pat the dough into a 6-inch circle that is ½ and inch thick. Cut into 6 even pieces. Place on a stoneware or stainless steel cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the scones are lightly golden brown.

Enjoy with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, whipped cream or a pat of grass fed butter.


About Katie @ Nourishing Simplicity

Katie Stanley is a dorm “mama” to 13 amazing girls at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She is happiest in the kitchen creating nourishing meals and home remedies or outside with at least one of her girls at her side. Katie is passionate about real food, herbs, frugal and simple living. You can find her blogging about all these things and more at NourishingSimplicity where she is living simply by God’s grace.

I am loving my new grain mill! It has been such a blessing to be a part of this challenge and make my own whole grain meals at home again!
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9 Responses to Basic Soaked Scones

  1. Julia says:

    Does the sugar get mixed in with the milk before soaking?

  2. Kristin Marr kristin says:

    Super excited to try these! May be including them in our weekly real food meal plan in the future! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Pandora says:

    I tried these and they turned out like a hockey puck 🙁

  4. Brandy says:

    These turned out WONDERFUL! Light and fluffy. I used the technique of rolling out the dough like you are making a square pizza crust and sprinkling the baking powder evenly over the top. Next roll it up jelly roll style and fold over to even it out. After that you can roll it back out flat and cut to portion. Next time I will add blueberries and a tablespoon more of sugar to the final steps. Amazing!

  5. Amanda Bird says:

    These sound great. I can’t wait to try them. … Do they really require 3 tablespoons of baking powder? That seems like a lot.

    Thanks for posting!

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