Sunday, 26 June 2016

Blueberry Scones

Blueberries are in season and I found myself salivating for a scone last week while on holiday with family in Chelan, Washington. I had packed flour and most of the ingredients, so, after our power walk one morning I made some of the most delicious scones I have ever tasted! Quick to make and only 20 minutes in the oven, I delivered a few to my grandson and his family next door! Wee bear was so happy, he hid one to have the next morning!

Blueberry Scone's 

8 T unsalted butter, cold
1 T unsalted butter melted
1 c. fresh berries- huckleberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries
1/2 c. milk (you can substitute almond milk)
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 425 F degrees   
  • 8 Tb butter, cold, plus 1 Tb melted 
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries
  • ½ cup milk (you can sub almond milk)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the work surface
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt  
  1. Adjust an oven rack to middle position and preheat to 425˚ F. Grate the frozen butter on the holes of a large box grater.
  2. Whisk together the milk and Greek yogurt in a medium bowl; refrigerate until needed. In another bowl, combine the flour, ½ cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the grated butter to the flour mixture and toss with fingers until thoroughly coated.
  3. Add the milk-yogurt mixture to the dry ingredients and fold with a spatula just until combined. Transfer the dough to a generously floured work surface. Dust the top of the dough with flour, and knead with well floured hands, 6-8 times. Add small amounts of flour as needed to prevent sticking. 
  4. Add the blueberries.
  5. Roll the dough into a 7-8 inch round. 
  6. Using a sharp, floured knife, or a sharp dough scraper/chopper cut the circle into 8 equal triangles (like pie wedges). Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Brush the tops of the scones with melted butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar or sliced almonds or leave plain. Bake until the tops and bottoms are golden brown, 18-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool at 10 minutes before serving. If you can wait that long! 
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Ginger Stir Fry Chicken

The third recipe in my series of 15 minute chicken dishes. This is my favorite! Light, figure friendly and delicious!

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Mushroom Lover's Chicken

This is the second in a series of three, non boring, fifteen minute or less chicken dishes. This one is Wee Bear's favorite of the three. Don't tell him, it only has a 1/4 cup of cream or half and half in the sauce! 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Lemon and Rosemary Golden Chicken

Sticking with my lemon theme, this week I am offering a delicious light and figure friendly dish, that you can make in 15 minutes! This "non boring" chicken dish is the first in a series of three chicken dishes I will be posting in the next few weeks! Stay tuned.....all three chicken dishes can be made in 15 minutes or less and are NOT boring! 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Lemon Meringue Pie-JJ's famous

The BEST ever lemon meringue pie in a graham cracker crust is topped with a billowy meringue. I could not believe I hadn't written a blog about my famous lemon meringue pie! I have been baking this pie for 45 years at least! My brother's would ask every Easter or any occasion when the sun came out and it seemed like Spring,  "please make your Lemon Meringue pie". 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Super Food Spinach Salad

This salad has granny smith apples, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, pomegranite seeds, oranges and feta.  When you flavor it with the homemade sweet and sour poppyseed dressing, it takes it over the top into what’s now my favorite salad incorporating fruit.  If you aren’t a fan of poppy seeds, simply omit it in the dressing (it will still be fabulous!).

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Mothers are everything for us when we are young...our lives revolve around Mom. For everything that we need we call Mom. To protect us from all perceivable dangers we want her around us. To take us out we hold her arms. To kiss away our wounds we run to her. And for a warm hug and love we look for her. She is the focal point of our lives, the greatest human being in the world or should we say divinity on earth. On the special occasion of Mothers Day pay tribute to your mother - the greatest blessing of God on you.