American Pistachio Banana Scones

Rating: 
Yield: 
28 pieces @ 230 g / 8 oz
Ingredients: 
Batter g/ml lbs./oz Baker's % Yield % Notes
Flour, bread 1415 g 3 lbs 1.9 oz 50.99 % 21.77 %
Flour, pastry 1360 g 3 lbs 49.01 % 20.92 %
Salt 30 g 1 oz 1.08 % 0.46 %
Baking powder 225 g 8 oz 8.11 % 3.46 %
Sugar, granulated 340 g 12 oz 12.25 % 5.23 %
Butter, insalted 450 g 1 lb 16.22 % 6.92 %
Eggs 340 ml 12 oz 12.25 % 5.23 %
Buttermilk 1200 ml 2 lbs 10 oz 43.24 % 18.46 %
Yeast, compressed 30 g 1 oz 1.08 % 0.46 %
Raisins, golden 510 g 1 lb 2 oz 18.38 % 7.85 %
Bananas 400 g 14 oz 14.41 % 6.15 %
American Pistachios 200 g 7 oz 7.21 % 3.08 %
Total 6500 g 14 lbs 5 oz 234.23 % 100.00 %


Instructions: 

• Sift the flour, salt and baking powder and place it in a mixing bowl.

• Add the softened butter and mix with a dough hook attachment on first speed until crumbly in texture.

• Combine the eggs with the buttermilk and dissolve the yeast in the liquid. The eggs and buttermilk should be at room temperature.

• Add the bananas and mix for ten minutes on first gear.

• Fold in the raisins and American Pistachios, which are lightly toasted.

• For an old-fashioned round shape, scale into 230 g (8 oz) units and round.

• Bench rest the dough for ten minutes, keeping it well covered.

• Flatten the dough pieces to half the thickness, brush the top with egg wash and press the top into rock sugar. Place on a parchment lined sheet pans and with a scraper, cut about 2/3 through into fourth.

• Bake in a preheated oven at ( 205°C) 400°F for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Notes
• The scones may be served whole or pulled apart into quarters.

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!