~ "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; Through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures." ~ "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing" ~ "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." ~ "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."~

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Low Fat Blueberry Scones

Low Fat Blueberry Scones....I came across this recipe (check out Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog) and immediately thought...Low Fat Scone?! I won't feel too bad if I add some creme fraiche with a dollop of jam on these scones!
So, I ventured out to try the recipe... I was amazed at the result. For being low fat the scone was light, fluffy, moist and not dense at all. It wasn't sweet and the blueberries added a touch of tartness to the scone. They also look great when they come out of the oven as well (not to mention the wonderful aroma that lingers in the kitchen). I have to say that I liked the recipe and so I decided to post it. Hope you enjoy...

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I used a pinch)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange or lemon zest (I used orange)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt (I used 2% milk with juice of a 1/2 lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract, optional
  • 1 - 2 cups fresh blueberries*
*I used fresh-frozen... I bought them fresh and then froze them... they are a ton better than store-bought frozen, which I don't recommend in this recipe as it makes the scones purple-ish.


Preheat oven to 400 deg F .
1. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender, until fine.

3. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl then add to the dry ingredients, stirring with a fork until all the mixture has been moistened. (I usually mix half way and then fold in the blueberries so that I don't overwork the dough). Fold in the blueberries. The key is to not overwork the dough... just mix until it just comes together. Don't feel the need to press and compact the dough...it will get tough!

4. Drop by large spoonfuls(I used a 1/4 cup measurement and formed them(lightly...don't compact) into balls....be gentle with this kind of dough) onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

5. Bake at 400 Deg F for 18 minutes.

Glaze Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp of the peel from the citrus you chose earlier.
  • 3 Tbsp of lemon or orange juice( I used milk) .
  • a drop of almond extract, optional.
1. Mix all ingredients and drizzle over scones while still warm. Enjoy!

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