Rosemary, Lemon and Greek Yogurt Scones

Snow falls outside as I type.  As much as I dread this weather, I’m also grateful for it.  We’re forced to take a break from running around and slow things down a bit.  On these days, Eric and I sit in front of our coffee table, reading the paper and nibbling on scones.  I like to use this time to get some cleaning done, but after a few hours, we hunker down for a midday nap.  These last few months (that is, since November) have been a bit hectic.  Any open days have been packed with trips, parties, and family visits (which I love, but—you know—once in a while it’s nice to have a little alone time).  As miserable as it may be to trudge through three feet of snow, it’s some much needed relaxation.

As you may have noticed, I’m a scone fan.  Some folks are into brownies.  Some are pie fanatics.  Some folks deep-fry everything they see. Me? I’m into scones. Kind of strange, I know.  So, if you’re getting tired of seeing scone recipes on here… well, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not even close to being done with playing around with different kinds.  You’re going to have to put up with them for a while longer.

This is the first time I’ve branched outside of my typical butter/milk/heavy cream combo and have included Greek yogurt (we had a few large tubs of plain Chobani in the fridge).  The tang it provides is something I should have expected, but for whatever reason it never occurred to me and I was pleasantly surprised when I bit into them.  They’re a little less flakey than my previous incarnations (most likely due to the moisture for the yogurt), but, nevertheless, I’m sold on these and I’ve already made them a number of times.

  • February 19, 2013 - 12:42 am

    Liren - I don’t think there’s anything strange at all with being enamored with scones. It’s one of my favorite things to nibble on with coffee, and I’m glad that you were able to slow down an enjoy these beauties while keeping cozy from the snow. It’s good to have those imposed moments…I guess that’s why I welcome the winter rain here in the Bay Area so much. Love the lemon and rosemary in these scones, Brian. I’ll be dreaming of them as I head to sleep!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 4:54 am

    Kiran @ - Love love love scones!!! Especially this savory version. I like the use of whole wheat and yogurt in this recipe :)ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 6:56 am

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet - I also love the fact that a snow day forces us to stay in. These look delicious and the yogurt sounds like a great change from the typical recipe.ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 8:00 am

    Jenny - Those are beautiful scones. I love being snowed in – it does force you to slow down, relax and bake!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 8:19 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - Brian, you have no idea how much I love scones… and lemon. I feel like you made these just for me!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 8:29 am

    TidyMom - ok, I can just SMELL these reading the title of this post! I bet they are incredible! I branched out and used yogurt in place of milk in a recipe the other day too!! was thrilled with how it turned out!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 9:22 am

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - I love baking with Greek yogurt, but I’ve never tried it in scones. What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 9:27 am

    Winnie - Brian: I am obsessed with scones too! There are so many things to love about these…must try them soon. xoxoReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 9:39 am

    SMITH BITES - i am a lover of scones as well . . . in fact, one can never have too many scone recipes at hand!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 9:51 am

    Bev @ Bev Cooks - I can just SMELL the rosemary. And we’re about to get a few inches of snow Thursday morning, so I’mona take that mid-day nap that you mentioned, coo?ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 10:22 am

    Chobani - Being snowed in is the best. Well, being snowed in with delicious, freshly baked goods is the best! These look incredible, Brian. We’re certainly adding these to our (ever-growing) to-make list! Thanks for sharing.


  • February 19, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Laura (Tutti Dolci) - I can practically taste these scones, I love the rosemary and lemon!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough - Greek yogurt in scones?? SWOON.ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    Cassie | Bake Your Day - These are gorgeous, Brian. I love Greek yogurt scones. The flavors in these are simply perfect!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Eileen - These scones sound so tart and herbal and perfect! I’m so glad to see a savory scone stand out from all the sweet fruit-filled or glazed types. :)ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    Alison Lewis - love these!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    Taste Love & Nourish - These look so good! I love to use yogurt in baking. Making these today!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 7:20 pm

    Mr. & Mrs. P - These look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    Arthur in the Garden! - I will have try these!! I love scones and bread!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 8:59 pm

    Sis Boom Blog - A winner!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2013 - 9:14 pm

    Lora @cakeduchess - It’s so nice to see a scone recipe made with Chobani. I love the idea and the flavor combo you chose…fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • February 20, 2013 - 3:15 am

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - Sign me up for one of those midday naps and a couple scones too!ReplyCancel

  • February 20, 2013 - 3:35 am

    Aline C. Castro - I am going to try them tomorrow they look great.ReplyCancel

  • February 20, 2013 - 6:28 am

    Carolyn - I LOVE lemon and rosemary together in a baked good. These are just beautiful. You have been exceptionally busy this year…which is a good thing! But those forced breaks are also good.ReplyCancel

  • February 20, 2013 - 10:58 pm

    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. - I love these! Lemon and rosemary are the perfect combo!ReplyCancel

  • February 21, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Arthur in the Garden! - I love me some scones, too!ReplyCancel

  • February 21, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    Monet - Scones are wonderful…especially when made by you. You have a way with them! Each time you post a recipe, I wish I had thought ahead and could make a batch right then and there. I hope you are doing well. We got a hefty dose of snow last night too. Hugs and love!ReplyCancel

  • February 21, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    Arthur B Raleigh - HmmmmReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 3:25 am

    Jeanne @ Cooksister - Are you sure we aren’t siblings separated at birth?? I also have a thing for scones, especially savoury ones :) Made some feta, sage & peppadew ones a while back that were heavenly. These look wonderful – intrigued by the addition of buttermilk.ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 3:39 am

    Jamie - Isn’t it funny but we love scones, too, because they are less sweet than brownies or cookies, and we like that cross between a cake and a bread for a snack much more. I love the flavors you put together for this one and can see eating them with either jam or cheese, savory or sweet. Keep sharing the scone love, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    sippitysup - sweet+savory=addiction GREGReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 4:45 pm

    Andrew Frishman - MMnnnn… I LOVES me some sconage.

    Me encanta scones.ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 8:19 am

    Rosie @ Sweetapolita - These look so good, Brian — I love scones. The photos are gorgeous, as always. Those lemon and rosemary images are my favourite! Really beautiful, Brian. xoReplyCancel

  • February 24, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Ashley - Really stunning photos, my friend. I too am a scone fan but oddly I’ve never posted my favorite recipe. I must remedy that soon. And while I’m at it I must try these ones.ReplyCancel

  • February 24, 2013 - 8:15 pm

    Kasey - I always complain about bad weather but I have to admit, I do love having an opportunity to just stay inside all cozy and have an excuse to be lazy (and by lazy, I mean catch up on reading, cooking, and cleaning ha!). xoReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2013 - 3:29 pm

    Michael Lewicki - I think on a previous scone post I mentioned that they are my all-time favourite breakfast snack. Absolutely love them. And these rosemary and greek yogurt scones look as good as any. I can’t wait for a slow Sunday morning to make these!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    Karen - Congrats on the best combination of ingredients I can imagine! All my favorite flavors baked into one thing. I think the scones would be a perfect partner to Earl Green tea.ReplyCancel

  • March 3, 2013 - 11:36 am

    Denise - Great play on flavors – I am thinking I would love this scone served with a savory chicken soup!!ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2014 - 3:45 pm

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