Grapefruit & Yogurt Scones

Here is what I have discovered: spring makes me restless. 

I guess they don't have the saying "spring fever" for nothing, but I've never noticed it so clearly before! I'm just so sick of my old routine- it's time to do new things, go new places, create, get inspired... 

But I still have four weeks of school.

Not that I can't do any of those things in college- that's what college is for, isn't it? It is just a tiny bit harder when you have exams and paper deadlines and such. I guess I have to cure my spring fever in little ways. When my feet get restless: go get a studio and dance. When my mind gets restless: focus on a good book (I just started this one!). 

When my hands get restless: bake scones and make them delicious.

Done and Done.

Grapefruit & Yogurt Scones (loosely adapted from Joy the Baker)

makes 6 scones

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp margarine
1 grapefruit, zested and cut in half
1/2 cup soy yogurt (plain or vanilla)

1. Preheat your oven to 425º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, grapefruit zest and salt in a large bowl. Add in the margarine and using your fingers, crumble it into the flour mixture until combined. 
3. Mix in the maple syrup and yogurt. Cut out each segment of the halved grapefruit, as if you were eating it out of a bowl, and fold them into the batter. 
4. Place the dough onto the cookie sheet and form it into a circle with an 8 inch diameter. Sprinkle the top with sugar, if you like, and cut the circle into 6 pieces. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the tops and edges begin to brown. Serve warm with a cup of tea!

These use such simple ingredients and are the perfect mix of sweet and tart. They are a little moister than most scones because of the grapefruit juices, but still have that wonderful flakey and crumble-y texture.

Do you get spring fever?


  1. Spring is restless for everyone--I'm finding that more and more true my first year out of school! Those grapefruit scones would make me sit down and enjoy it though, love the color!

    1. Thank you! I can imagine it even gets even worse outside of school...

  2. This morning I took a walk around the neighborhood and for the first time felt and saw spring. Lilacs, tulips, daffodils, all were in bloom. I live in Minnesota where we cherish spring, but this year I was in denial. I think it is because our winter was almost insignificant? I kept expecting more snow, but it never came. So today, for the first time this spring I feel feverish. Yes, I am ready to be done with the work of winter and plunge my hands into the garden soil-- but not quite yet!
    I love grapefruit and I love scones-- these are beautiful and I want to rush right out and buy some grapefruits to make these. I agree with Jes above, the colors are to love.

  3. As always, your photos make me taste the food. I want some scones!

  4. Anonymous21.4.12

    Um, I love you.

  5. love this... scones: how can we live well without?!?!

    1. It's true! I love scones. Thanks, donatella!

  6. Ooo scones and hot tea, perfect combo for a drizzly afternoon!

    I too get restless during this time of year, for me getting outside on those seasonably warm days always helps- either gardening, hiking or taking a walk around the lake :)

    I almost started the same book!..but went with "Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)" - it is absolutely laugh out loud funny which is exactly what I need at the moment :)

    1. I think I have heard of that book- I'll add it to my "to-read" list!

      Taking a walk outside is definitely a great way to help shake the restlessness. Too bad it's been drizzly for about a week now in Ohio!