Jam Filled-Scones



Jam Filled-Scones

2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 large egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Jam (Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, Peach, Plum, Fig, etc.)
Egg + 1 teaspoon water (optional)
Coarse sugar, for sprinkling (optional)

To toast the flour, place in a large pot over medium heat; cook 5 minutes, stirring almost constantly, until flour is light golden brown and fragrant. Sift flour into a large bowl. Return pot back to heat, add oats, and toast for 3 minutes, stirring almost constantly, until light golden and fragrant. Place oats in a food processor and process until coarsely ground.

Into large bowl with flour, sift in baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk in ground oats until combined.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

When flour-oat mixture has cooled down, knead butter in, using fingertips, until well incorporated and mixture is clumpy.

In an additional large mixing bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk until combined. Whisk in sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until combined. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.

Take half of the dough, form a ball, and flatten into a disk (about a 1/4-inch in thickness) on a lightly floured surface. (If dough is hard to handle, place in freezer for about 10 minutes.) Spread a couple of tablespoons of jam on to the dough. Take remaining dough, form a ball, and flatten on top of the jam. Slice disc into 8 equal triangles and place on a greased baking sheet.

Whisk together egg + water until well combined; evenly brush on top of scones. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake 20 minutes or until golden in color and crisp. Transfer scones to wire racks to cool.

Makes 8 scones


  1. and what could be better than plain scones? jam filled scones, of course!

  2. These look great and perfect handheld food for breakfast as the jams included! I'd have mine warm from the oven and dipped in thick yoghurt - yummy :)

  3. so sorry you're sick girl!! i am too. my kidlet brings home germs and gives them to me. Nothing like a spring cold. It was 84F in san diego today and i was sick. ugh! But still went outside and savored.

  4. Hope you feel better soon! These scones look wonderful!

  5. Aww feel better Emily! I'm sick too, with a sore throat that makes me gag (? really weird) and takes away my appetite too. ...but I've been eating lots anyway. Oops.

    I'm partial to raspberry and blackberry jam! And scones. In general. Thanks for the recipe :)

  6. These are the perfect treat to make you feel better, I hope I haven't catch you cold:) Take care!

  7. Get well soon!!

    Favorite flavor of preserves = apricot

  8. I hope you feel better!

    I've been making lots of scones lately - they're so much fun!

    As for jam, I love a good homemade blueberry. Yum.

  9. These scones should make you feel better! They look fantastically delicious!

    I'm extremely partial to sour cherry preserves from Harvest Song. Oh my if I could stock my pantry full of them I would!

  10. I hope you feel better soon, Emily. these scones I'm sure will help! :) gorgeous.

  11. These look delicious! And toasting the flour??? What??? That's insane and awesome all at the same time.

    I hope you start feeling better soon.

  12. Hand washing is the single-most important thing you can do to prevent getting sick! But unfortunately, it's not foolproof. Some bugs just bounce around in the air and there is little to nothing we can do about it. Sigh. HOpe you feel better soon, love! I say bake the cake. Just, you know. Wear rubber gloves while you do so :P

    I love these scones! I too am a jam freak and I have a feeling my roommates are on the verge of killing me about it. Guess I need to make these!

  13. Aw, feel better. It sucks being sick.

    Also wanted to tell you that putting the jam into the scones is ingenious! Gonna have to try that :)

  14. Sounds deliche! I am on a scone mastering time as well and these are gonna be tried out! Both jams are loved over here!

  15. These look amazing! If I woke up tomorrow and my lovely boyfriend had these waiting for me I would be a happy little clam :)

    I personally prefer blueberry preserves and apple butter...so delicious!

  16. I hope you feel better, soon. Those scones look outstanding! :) Jam filling = yummy.

  17. Pretty good scones! And I shall try to toast my flour next time. A like blueberry scones too Hope the cold is better, I love reading your blog.

  18. Lindsay @ Brownies For BrunchApril 2, 2011 at 3:33:00 PM CDT

    I say (if YOU feel up to it), make the birthday dessert! It is what you love to do. Don't let the sickness get the best of you!! Hope you feel better soon!

  19. What yummy scones. I've never heard of toasting flour before, but what a great trick! Hope you feel better soon.

  20. Thanks everyone! I'm feeling better now thanks to my neti pot.

    Hi Gen! Thanks for reading! :)

  21. oh no I hope you're feeling better now!

    These look SO good! Are they best eaten the day they're made or could I make them the night before?

  22. jam filled scones! sounds delicious. sorry to hear you were sick :(

  23. Oooh! I have to bring a breakfast goodie to my daughter's teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and these look like a major winner. The only problem is picking the type of jam to use. Thanks for the recipe!

  24. Thoughts on making the dough and assembling these the night before and baking in the morning to serve warm?

  25. Hi Johanna!

    I think that would definitely work. They might take a few extra minutes to bake.
    Also, putting the jam in the middle is a bit of a messy process. The scones might not look perfect but they'll taste delicious.

  26. Thanks, Emily! I made them last night and baked them this morning for the royal wedding and they were just perfect! Love your blog.