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.