Orange Pomegranate Scones from Budget Gourmet Mom

As you may know, I am not what you’d call a “People Person.” Like, at all. Meeting new people is hard for me – I am backwards, awkward, and well, people scare me in general. But as soon as I met Krista, the force behind Budget Gourmet Mom, I immediately loved her.

Sweet. Sassy. Downright hostile under those pretty eyelashes. Don’t let her fool you, kids – she’s a tough chick. And she has to be! With a house FULL of FOUR little boys (no girls, and no, don’t ask her if she’s going to try for one) , Krista needs to stay on top of her game.

I envy her not one bit.

The fact that she took time out of her busy schedule to guest post here on Doughmesstic makes me love her even more, and I do hope our paths cross again soon in the Real World. They simply must. Until then, here’s her delicious scone recipe that I know you all are going to love…and Thanks, Krista!

As a little girl, when I imagined my family, I could never have pictured the sea of testosterone that would be my fate. My four boys who contribute to that sea also come with some baggage in the form of toy cars, sports gear, and dirty shoes. Thanks goodness for IKEA organization and carpet cleaner. I couldn’t imagine my life any other way, except maybe the IKEA would be closer and we would have hard floors throughout with a super plush rug by the couch. And despite the insane amount of energy it takes to wrangle my brood I somehow manage to steal moments that make me feel like a lady.

Shopping by myself and moseying down the aisles at Trader Joe’s is one. I discover something new every time I shop there and while I was there the other day I found some chocolate covered pomegranate seeds I just had to try. It wasn’t long before I knew how I could turn them into another lady like treat…scones. The word just screams tea party. Can’t you imagine sitting around the table sipping tea, or in my case hot Dr. Pepper, from dainty little cups all whilst you talk about the latest trends and celebrity gossip!? Of course you can. And I urge you to share these Orange Pomegranate Scones at the next tea party you have. They are even better for a party of one {more for you}!

Orange Pomegranate Scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup chocolate covered pomegranate seeds
  • 6 oz plain greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • turbinado sugar, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Grate the butter into the flour mixture using the large holes on the grater. Use your fingers to work the butter into the flour until it resembles a course meal.
  4. Stir in the pomegranate seeds.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, egg, and orange zest. Add to the flour mixture. Use a fork to stir it until dough clumps form. Continue to press the dough together with your hands.
  6. Place on a lightly floured surface, press into a 7 to 8 inch circle, and cut into 8 triangles. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if desired, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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