White chocolate raspberry scones are the perfect welcome to any weekend brunch or afternoon snack.
Every weekend, I try to bake something special to go with breakfast. Sure, the usual run-of-the-mill quick breads or coffee cakes can be hacked into slices and eaten on the fly during the week, but sometimes it’s nice to just. slow. down.
Saturday mornings are a time for us to regroup as a family–to really talk and relax awhile after a hectic week. Come Saturday, we try to slow down our usual break-neck pace of life, which is why I bake a little something extra to signify the time spent lingering around the breakfast table.
Celebrating togetherness with he ones you love…that’s what life is all about.
White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are a little something special for a lazy Saturday morning. My good friend and fraternity Brother Pete was tweeting about his daily vanilla latte, when he happened to mention the raspberry-white chocolate scones that he’d picked up to go with it. Pete’s nickname was The Legend in college, and I know full well that a man with that kind of status is pretty particular about what accompanies his vanilla lattes. The man knows his baked goods.
Naturally. my immediate response was, “I have to know more about these scones!”
The Legend was kind enough to text a photo of the scones to me. He also entertained my analytic questions about said scones, and what exactly made them so wonderful in his mind.
As it happens, he likes the soft and buttery texture, the bright burst of raspberry-goodness, smooth white chocolate, and slight crunch from the raw sugar sprinkled on top.
What’s not to love about any of that?
I promised to get right to work on my own version of White Chocolate Raspberry Scones. Which I did, right after a quick trip to the farmer’s market for fresh Michigan raspberries.
Have I mentioned that Michigan farmers grow the sweetest, juiciest fruit in the country? Because they do. I love them! Both the farmers and their fruit.
With the best ingredients on hand, I came up with a pretty darn good scone. The scones marry sweet, juicy raspberries with creamy chunks of white chocolate to make the most delightful treat for breakfast.
White chocolate raspberry scones are absolutely perfect for reconnecting over a leisurely breakfast.