Butter In The Air

June 1, 2008

Most mornings I wake up really hungry and want something quick and voluminous in my stomach. But today I wasn’t grumbling and growling as usual, so the thought of a smaller baked breakfast came to mind.

What to bake? Duh, scones!

I decided the last time I made them that a Scottish Oat scone was the way to go for a chunky dry texture. This recipe for Scottish Scones had all of the ingredients I needed and seemed pretty easy. And the nutritional information wasn’t bad either.

They came out PERFECT!

Crumbly + buttery.

I think my “perfect scone” description has evolved a bit as I’ve tried different recipes. I like a heavier scone with big crumbles. I read someone’s review of these that said they were the “fluffy” English scones but here heavier and knew that’s what I’d been after too. I hate fluffy scones! Next time I might try WW pastry flour too.

I halved the recipe and my only substitution was 1/4 cup of my dried fruit + almond trail mix from TJ’s instead of the currants. The buttery smell wafting through the air was heavenly.

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With Smart Balance and raspberry jam –

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With the scones I made smoothies with banana, strawberries, cottage cheese, skim, flax and ice.

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While I’m not full like I would be after oatmeal, I am satisfied. It was SO HARD not to go back for another scone (this guy was gone in about 60 seconds), but one was enough. I did nibble on some of the crumbs that fell off the others. And of course I chose the biggest scone to eat today :)

Not much on the agenda today. I might go for a run and we might go strawberry picking. It’s all up in the air right now.

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1 Cassie June 1, 2008 at 8:03 am

Those scones look fabulous and like the traditional buttery scones my grandmother makes! That takes willpower not to go back for second! Go you!

Enjoy your Sunday

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2 Kati June 1, 2008 at 8:23 am

Those scones do look good! Can you post the recipe? :>

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3 Kath June 1, 2008 at 8:25 am

Kati –
I linked to it in the post (Scottish Scones)

Kath

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4 Suzanne June 1, 2008 at 8:44 am

Ooh – those scones look great. I’m going to have to try that recipe. So glad that you found a scone recipe to your liking. :)

I have another wheatberry question – When you soak them overnight, do you leave it outside or in the fridge? (It’s kind of humid/hot these days). And do I cover it with saran wrap or something?

The husband and I are off to a cooking lesson at Williams-Sonoma. Today’s topic is Grilling (part 2). Has anyone else tried them? I highly recommend them – and they’re totally free. We’ve gotten some great tips. I’ll share when I come back. Oh, and the chef who does it auditioned for Top Chef! He finds out this month if he makes it. Exciting! :)

Thanks! Have a great Sunday!

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5 Tina June 1, 2008 at 9:25 am

Happy Anniversary!!!!!

(Sorry, I’ve been slow to respond to your anniversary posts.)

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6 VeggieGirl June 1, 2008 at 9:28 am

Scones & smoothies = perfect Sunday morning breakfast.

Have fun strawberry-picking!! ‘Tis the season :0)

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7 Katie June 1, 2008 at 10:30 am

I’m curious, how did cottage cheese taste in smoothies? I never would have thought of that, but does it just taste like yogurt?

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8 Chelsea June 1, 2008 at 11:09 am

Kath-You’ll never guess my newest pregnancy aversion-Garlic and ONIONS. I absolutely cannot eat either of them of my mouth tastes like complete ass for days. I’m really turning into you! Only with a 38 inch “waist” =D At least my banana aversion is gone!!

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9 Gretchen June 1, 2008 at 11:33 am

Yum, strawberry picking! You’re making me nostalgic – when I was growing up, we had a berry garden in our backyard with raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, and currants…which clearly explains why they’re now my favorite foods :) Have fun!

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10 ChocolateCoveredVegan June 1, 2008 at 11:45 am

Scones and smoothie = perfect breakfast

Add strawberry picking and it sounds like a perfect day!

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11 Amy June 1, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Yum! I want that breakfast.

There’s another similar sounding scone over at Eating Well (one of my FAVORITE recipe sites). It uses even less butter and also whole wheat flour. I’m going to have to try this soon: http://eatingwell.com/recipes/oat_scones.html

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12 Molly June 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Looks delish. What made you put cottage cheese in the smoothie instead of yogurt or something similar? How did it taste? Thanks.

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13 Kath June 1, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Suzanne ,
I soak wheatberries and beans in a pot with a lid on my washing machine so it’s out of the way. Room temp!

Katie + Molly,
I added the CC because I needed to use it up and was out of plain yogurt. Since I love the cottage cheese pancake batter, it seemed like a good substitute for yogurt.

I guess it just tasted like you would think a cottage cheese smoothie would taste? It pretty much blended in but there was still that cheesy taste to it.

Chelsea ,
Hilarious!!! Now you know how I feel all.the.time. Pregnancy aversions are so strange!

Amy ,
Thanks! Those are a bit more substantial per serving (255 kcal vs. 165), but sounds like a recipe I need to try! I’ve got it saved in my Google Notebook :)

Kath

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14 Bev June 3, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Did you say you halved the scones ? But used the 1/4 cup of dried fruit .

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15 Kath June 3, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Bev,
Good catch! I did half the recipe but still used 1/4 a cup of mix-ins. Less would’ve been too few!

K

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