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on scones and more scones

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i can’t seem to stop baking scones.  i am terribly terribly sorry about this.  i don’t know what has gotten into me.

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it all started with a simple alice waters recipe (see #6) that gave me the confidence to feel like making scones is easy and wonderful and not as terribly unhealthy as some other potential baking habits. from there i have jumped off into my own altered and delightfully fun versions.

today we made two different batches (the kids like to help). my recipe’s follow:

chocolate chip apricot:

preheat oven to 400

in a large bowl combine:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup ground flax

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

a little less than 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

less then 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice (around here the darker the better)

mix these dry ingredients well.

add to dry ingredients:

1 1/3 cups cream (sometimes i do part cream part milk or soy milk – if you substitute for some of the cream be prepared for wetter dough)

stir in cream until the batter just comes together.

use large spoons to “gloop” (as the bean and i say) the batter into 8 scones on a baking sheet.

brush the scones with about 2 teaspoons of melted butter (i never use all of that)

sprinkle the the tiniest bit of sugar.

bake for 17 minutes.

let cool and enjoy!

apple spice:

preheat oven to 400 (not necessary if this is your second batch of the day!)

in a large bowl combine:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup ground flax

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon “pumpkin pie spice” (this is 1/4 ground clove, 1/4 ginger, 1/2 cinnamon)

mix these dry ingredients well.

add to dry ingredients:

1 1/3 cups cream (sometimes i do part cream part milk or soy milk – if you substitute for some of the cream be prepared for wetter dough)

stir in cream until the batter just comes together.

use large spoons to “gloop” (as the bean and i say) the batter into 8 scones on a baking sheet.

brush the scones with about 2 teaspoons of melted butter (i never use all of that)

sprinkle these scones with a more of the pumpkin pie spice combined with sugar 🙂

let cool and enjoy!

happy baking.

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