Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Matcha Yoghurt Scones


I made scones again today. Yesterday's cranberry yoghurt scones were fruity and sweet. Today, I felt like having something not sweet, so I made matcha scones. I like to eat it without jam, just like that to enjoy the full flavour of matcha. They are crusty on the outside and moist and soft inside.

Matcha Yoghurt Scones ( makes 8 pieces )
Dry Ingredients
150g (1 cup) plain flour
75g (1/2 cup) wholemeal flour (you can also use all plain flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
50g castor sugar
A good pinch of salt
2.5 - 3 teaspoons of green tea powder
80g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes of about 2cm
Wet Ingredients
125g plain yoghurt 
1 tablespoon of milk/yoghurt to brush the top

1. Preheat oven to 200 Degree Celsius.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, green tea powder  and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix well with a spoon.
3. Add cold butter and use your fingers or palm to rub the butter into the flour mixture to form a crumbly mixture. Do not over mix. Should takes just about 2 minutes. (You can use a food processor if you have one) 
4. Make a well in the middle and pour in the yoghurt. Using your fingers, move in circular motion quickly to combine and form a soft dough. It can be a bit sticky. Don't worry about it and Do not overwork to form a perfect dough. A bit of loose crumbs is fine. Sprinkle some flour on a table top, pour the dough onto the table top and fold the dough about 2-3 times to form a flat round disc about 2.5cm thick. (Important : Do not over knead the dough or the scones won't rise well)

5. Cut the disc into 8 pieces and place them on a baking sheet. Allow some spacing between the scones as they do expand quite a bit. Brush the top only with a little milk/yoghurt.
6. Bake for about 15 minutes or till golden brown.

Note :
1. The colour and taste depends on the type of green tea powder you are using. You can adjust the amount of green tea powder according to your preference.

2. These scones are not sweet. If you prefer something sweeter, consider increasing sugar slightly by 10g.

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