Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Inca Berry Scones - Breakfast on "I" Day

So it's Breakfast time on "I" day and I'm using INCA BERRIES

I made Inca Berry Scones. These "super berry" scones are so light and refreshing, and with the added sweet glaze, they make an especially decadent breakfast. If you've never had an inca berry before, you will soon discover they taste like a cross between an orange and a cherry tomato. Yummy!

Servings: 8


2 1/2 cups Bisquick
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped inca berries (or use dried, for a sweeter scone)
all-purpose flour, for work surface


1 cup icing sugar
Juice of 1 lemon (approx. - taste as you make)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Whisk together the baking mix and sugar in a large bowl.
3. Mix in the butter with your hands or a pastry blender until the butter is the size of peas.
4. Beat the eggs well with the 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl.
5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine until just blended. Do not over mix.
6. Gently fold in the inca berries.
7. Turn dough out onto floured surface and pat into a 3/4 inch thick square.
8. Cut into 4 squares, then cut each square into 2 triangles.
9. Arrange the scones on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let cool a bit before glazing.
10. For glaze: Whisk together the icing sugar, lemon juice and vanilla until smooth. Pour evenly over warm scones and serve!


The mighty inca berries go by a variety of different names including the Golden Berry, Aztec berry and Peruvian cherry, to name a few. They have been harvested by indigenous tribes for centuries, as both a valuable source of food and a traditional medicine used to treat a number of diseases and conditions including cancer, leukaemia, diabetes, malaria, asthma, hepatitis, dermatitis and rheumatism. 

They are a rich source of Vitmain C and other powerful antioxidants, and contain important minerals.

The seeds of the inca berries are known for their mildly laxative effect, if you eat a lot of berries. Inca berries are a unique source of vegetable protein. 

These berries also contain a small amount of melatonin, which can help regulate our biorhythm and promote a good night's sleep. 

Inca Berries
(1/4 cup)

Protein  3.3 g
Fiber  8 g - WOW!
Vitamin C  4.5 mg
Potassium  675 mg - WOW!
Phosphorus  99 mg

Have you tried Inca Berries before?

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