Monday, July 11, 2011
I tried out a new recipe today for scones. I love to have a scone with tea in the afternoon, or for breakfast. The Starbucks that is located on my floor at work (the 40th floor of the tallest building in Seattle) has cranberry orange scones that I LOVE. Unfortunately, they are not good for me and have over 400 calories.
Today I tried something new. I hadn't baked for a while so that was fun in and of itself. I have really been focusing on adding fiber to my diet and have been reaching my goal of at least 25 grams a day. So, I found a recipe online that was for blueberry lemon scones with whole wheat pastry flour and whole wheat flour. I adapted it using 1 cup of cranberries (that I chopped) with the zest of a full orange, plus I substituted orange juice for the soy milk it called for. Tasted pretty darn good. I like the texture of whole wheat. Only thing I will change next time is to use a little more sugar. Since I used cranberries and not "Craisins", they were not very sweet. The recipe called for 3 tablespoons of raw sugar -- but that was for sweet blueberries, not tart cranberries. I used brown sugar and I tossed it on my chopped cranberries, but I didn't pack the brown sugar in the tablespoon, nor account for the tartness. Next time, I think I will go with 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar.
I still missed the powdered sugar frosting glaze that Starbucks has, but I think I can make that with some orange juice and a little powdered sugar without adding too many calories. This was a fun, creative project for me today and I intend to keep on trying many new healthy recipes.