Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ginger Bite Scones

I made these scones using Ginger Nibbles, which I bought to prevent carsickness but found them way too sweet to do any good in that department. You could also chop up regular crystallized ginger and use that, since I don't know where to buy Ginger Nibbles other than Lakeland stores.

Ginger Bite Scones
(makes 12 small scones, or 8 bigger ones)

225 g whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
pinch or two of salt
50 g butter or Flora (Smart Balance, etc)
75 g crystallized ginger, chopped up (or Ginger Nibbles)
125 g plain non-fat yogurt (I used FAGE Greek Style 0%)

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F/220 C/gas 7/fan 200
  2. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl
  3. Cut up the butter and smoosh it with *clean* hands into the dry ingredients until it looks crumbly
  4. Add the ginger, then make a little hole in the middle of the mixture
  5. Put the yogurt in the hole and cut it through the rest of the dough with a butter knife until it gets too heavy to work that way
  6. Use your (clean) hands to smoosh it together into a ball, and knead it a few times. The mixture should not be sticky like a cookie dough-- if it is, then add more flour.
  7. Pat the mixture into a flat rectangle about one inch thick, then cut into 12 equal pieces.
  8. Flatten each piece by half (to 1/2 inch thick) and place on a cookie sheet. Since my sheet was small, I baked the dough in two batches. Brush with milk for some shine, if desired.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until they are the browner side of golden.
These can be frozen, but they're better eaten.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Meet The Tasty One

This blog shall be called The Tasty One because for each recipe developed for this blog, the chosen "Tasty One" will be posted above all others for its superior flavor and appeal.