Today I’m happy to share a recipe from Karen Owen, who many of you may know from her fabulous cozy mystery blog, A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery! Her delightful blog features reviews of cozy mysteries plus recipes and facts about tea. In other words, it’s a blog you can spend A LOT of time on. Karen is also known for her beautiful photos, including those that are featured today with her recipe.
Karen very kindly shared her delicious recipe for Greek Yogurt Scones with me and is allowing me to pass it along to all of you. My amateur sleuth in On the Chopping Block is Greek-American so of course, Greek yogurt is part of her cooking repertoire.
A word about Greek yogurt in baking: yum! It’s a great substitute for sour cream and it gives a lighter feel to your baked goods, both in calories and texture. Callie Costas, my amateur sleuth, uses Greek yogurt in a recipe for coffee cakes.
My husband said his grandmother (yiayia) who hailed from Greece would make her own yogurt at home, then strain it to get the thick, creamy texture that is the hallmark of Greek yogurt. I wish she’d had access to all of the kinds of Greek yogurt we now have today at the store — but being homemade, hers was probably the best. Besides homemade of course, my favorite is the Greek brand, Fage, found at most supermarkets.
Without further ado, here is Karen’s recipe, accompanied by her beautiful photos. Thanks, also to Karen for featuring my book on her American Flag table today!
Karen’s Greek Yogurt Scones
Preheat the oven to 400 F