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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.

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  • LirenFebruary 19, 2013 - 12:42 am

    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

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.comFebruary 19, 2013 - 4:54 am

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

  • Lauren at Keep It SweetFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:56 am

    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

  • JennyFebruary 19, 2013 - 8:00 am

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

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspectiveFebruary 19, 2013 - 8:19 am

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

  • TidyMomFebruary 19, 2013 - 8:29 am

    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

  • Kiersten @ Oh My VeggiesFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:22 am

    I love baking with Greek yogurt, but I’ve never tried it in scones. What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • WinnieFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:27 am

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

  • SMITH BITESFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:39 am

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

  • Bev @ Bev CooksFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:51 am

    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

  • ChobaniFebruary 19, 2013 - 10:22 am

    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.


  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)February 19, 2013 - 11:55 am

    I can practically taste these scones, I love the rosemary and lemon!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus DoughFebruary 19, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Greek yogurt in scones?? SWOON.ReplyCancel

  • Cassie | Bake Your DayFebruary 19, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    These are gorgeous, Brian. I love Greek yogurt scones. The flavors in these are simply perfect!ReplyCancel

  • EileenFebruary 19, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    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

  • Alison LewisFebruary 19, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    love these!ReplyCancel

  • Taste Love & NourishFebruary 19, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    These look so good! I love to use yogurt in baking. Making these today!ReplyCancel

  • Mr. & Mrs. PFebruary 19, 2013 - 7:20 pm

    These look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Arthur in the Garden!February 19, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    I will have try these!! I love scones and bread!ReplyCancel

  • Sis Boom BlogFebruary 19, 2013 - 8:59 pm

    A winner!ReplyCancel

  • Lora @cakeduchessFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:14 pm

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

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenFebruary 20, 2013 - 3:15 am

    Sign me up for one of those midday naps and a couple scones too!ReplyCancel

  • Aline C. CastroFebruary 20, 2013 - 3:35 am

    I am going to try them tomorrow they look great.ReplyCancel

  • CarolynFebruary 20, 2013 - 6:28 am

    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

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.February 20, 2013 - 10:58 pm

    I love these! Lemon and rosemary are the perfect combo!ReplyCancel

  • Arthur in the Garden!February 21, 2013 - 8:42 am

    I love me some scones, too!ReplyCancel

  • MonetFebruary 21, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    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

  • Arthur B RaleighFebruary 21, 2013 - 1:41 pm
  • Jeanne @ CooksisterFebruary 22, 2013 - 3:25 am

    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

  • JamieFebruary 22, 2013 - 3:39 am

    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

  • sippitysupFebruary 22, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    sweet+savory=addiction GREGReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanFebruary 22, 2013 - 4:45 pm

    MMnnnn… I LOVES me some sconage.

    Me encanta scones.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie @ SweetapolitaFebruary 23, 2013 - 8:19 am

    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

  • AshleyFebruary 24, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    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

  • KaseyFebruary 24, 2013 - 8:15 pm

    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

  • Michael LewickiFebruary 26, 2013 - 3:29 pm

    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

  • KarenFebruary 26, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    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

  • DeniseMarch 3, 2013 - 11:36 am

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

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