Saturday, September 6, 2008

Whole Wheat Scones Recipe

Whole Wheat Scones Recipe

> 2 cups whole wheat flour
> 1/4 cup butter (is it 1/2 stick?)
> 3 egg whites
> 2 tsp baking powder
> 1/4 tsp salt
> 1/3 cup lowfat plain yogurt
> 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
> currants or raisins
> a topping

everything is done by hand or spoon, no electric anything needed

> mix dry ingredients
> mix egg whites
> add wet ingredients to dry ingredients (yogurt, syrup, eggs)
> add in room temperature butter (this will take a little work and it
> kind of ends up in very small chunks)
> add raisins or scones

> spray cookie sheet
> take mixture and press by hand onto cookie sheet until you have roughly
> a 8 inch disc (a little flour on hands helps)
> sprinkle topping mixture lightly on top
> cut circle into 8 pieces (like cutting a pie)(must cut prior to
> baking)
> bake 19 to 21 minutes at 375 degrees
> remove promptly from cookie sheet

> makes 8 scones --- 200 calories (each scone)
> 5 grams fat
> 4 grams fiber
> 6 grams protein
> 43 grams carbs

Monday, September 1, 2008

Goat Cheese, Cranberry and Sprout Sandwich

This is something I threw together after looking in my fridge and seeing the ingredients sitting next to each other on the shelf.

I use garlic and herb goat cheese, dried cranberries, alfalfa sprouts on a pita.

I microwave the cheese in the pita for a few seconds to make it spreadable, the sprinkle it with dried cranberries and a nice portion of alfalfa goes on top.

I prefer a pita because it's less bread, and because things can't fall out the bottom.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sweet Spanish Corn Cake

I could eat an entire pan of this!

1/2 c butter softened
1/3 c masa harina
1/4 water
10 oz frozen corn, thawed
1/3 c sugar
4 tbsp cornmeal
2 tbsp whipping cream
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Using electric mixer
Beat butter until fluffy, gradually add in masa harina
On low - beat in water

Pulse corn until chopped coarse
Stir in masa mixture

In small bowl, stir together sugar, cornmeal, cream, baking powder and salt

Stir into corn mixture

Spread in a greased 8 inch square pan
Cover with foil

Place in larger pan and pour boiling water halfway up the side of the smaller pan

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until set

Remove smaller pan from water, uncover and let stand for 15 minutes

makes 8 servers