You know how there are certain aspects of the weekend that you always look forward to? What naturally happens nearly every Saturday and Sunday without you even realizing it, and makes you feel “off” when it doesn’t occur?
Is it the feeling of waking-up naturally, without an alarm clock, and taking your time getting out of bed?
Maybe it’s staying-up a little bit later on Saturday night?
Or maybe it’s getting caught-up on the news (or your favorite T.V. shows) from the previous week.
Personally, one of the things I look forward to most about the weekends is breakfast. While I enjoy my oatmeal and cereal during the week, I crave anything but those foods on the weekends. When I recently saw blackberries on sale, I just couldn’t resist adding them to my basket and enjoying one-too-many homemade scones.
I love this recipe. It’s not overly sweet, allowing the fresh blackberries to truly shine, and it has just the right amount of crumble vs. crunch. It was a lot easier to prepare than I was anticipating, and is absolutely perfect to enjoy on a quiet morning alone or to serve to guests.
Whole Wheat Blackberry Ricotta Scones
Keywords: bake breakfast brunch summer spring
Ingredients (12 scones)
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbs. baking powder
- 1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 6 tbs. unsalted butter, chilled
- 1 cup fresh blackberries, roughly chopped
- 3/4 cup ricotta
- 1/3 cup half-n-half (or heavy cream)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut butter into small pieces and add into flour mixture. Mix together until butter looks like the size of peas. Stir blackberries into mixture. Mix ricotta and cream into mixture and stir together to form a dough. Using your hands, gently knead dough together to form a large ball.
Transfer dough onto the parchment paper and shape into a circle, about 1-inch high. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden around the edges. Remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with sugar than plan back in oven, on broiler setting, for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Cool slightly, serve and enjoy!
~What do you look forward to most on the weekends?