Babycakes Raspberry Scones - Blueberry

Babycakes NYC is one of my favourite bakeries. They make a variety of allergen-free baked goods. We’re talking vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free etc. While I don’t have problems with these ingredients I like the idea of “safe” foods. Babycakes wasn’t a regular stop for me while in NYC but every once in a while I’d pop in for a snack. I love the cupcake tops and the chocolate chip cookies. Can I get a yum yum?

Toronto definitely lacks this type of bakery so I was totally pumped when I saw that Babycakes was finally release their own cookbook! I mean, what took them so long?  I was up one night ordering my latest bookclub selection from Amazon and as usual I got sucked into the spend $39 and get free shipping deal so I ordered the Babycakes book and a DVD of The Devil Wears Prada.

I digress…

I’ve been pouring over the cookbook for a few days and decided to start with something simple – scones!  The ingredient list is short and uncomplicated.  The hardest to find items are spelt flour and coconut oil but even those aren’t hard to find.  I’m lucky enough to have a great (and cheap) bulk store in Toronto called Bulk Barn and they are a great place to get alternative ingredients for cheap.  We’re talking everything from spelt flour to coconut flour! Amaranath and Quinoa.

I was originally going to make these with raspberries but the supermarket was sold out of raspberries so I went with blueberries instead.  The recipe uses coconut oil but I used canola instead.  I also sprinkled the tops of my scones with evaporated cane sugar.

They turned out great.  They were lighter than scones but that doesn’t bother me.  I’ve been having them for breakfast with some fruit.  I can’t wait to cook my way through this book.

The ladies at Babycakes have put up answers to FAQ about their cookbook here. Super helpful!

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Raspberry (or Blueberry!) Scones

2 cups spelt flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
? cup canola oil
? cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
? cup hot water
1 cup fresh raspberries

Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, whisk the spelt with the baking powder and salt. Stir in the oil, agave nectar and vanilla. Stir in the hot water, then the raspberries.

Scoop 12 mounds of batter ? cup each onto the prepared baking sheet and lightly brush the tops with oil. Bake the scones for 20 minutes, or until golden. Let the baking sheet cool completely on top of a rack.

(From Babycakes NYC cookbook)

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9 Responses to Babycakes NYC! Raspberry Scones

  1. BitterSweet says:

    That sounds great! I’ll have to try these scones with blueberries next time… And maybe a touch of lemon zest, too.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Wow, those look great! Always love a little sparkly sugar sprinkled on top.

    Thanks for including the Babycakes link. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes.

  3. Steph says:

    Toronto seems to lack a lot in the bakery department…haha. Yes, thank god for bulk barn because it seems like our supermarkets don’t sell enough products either! Those scones look really yummy.

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