Sunday, December 16, 2012

Are they Scones or Biscuits?

Are they Scones or Biscuits?

Whatever they are still delish.

I needed a snack for Tot's morning snack.
Found a recipe for Lunchbox treats.
hmmmm.... looked interesting 
but it was written in weights, Americans use cups.

So I searched and came up with some other recipes
to make a conversion possible.

Delightfully soft scones

  • 1/2 butter (100 g) butter softened
  • 1/3 c (75 g)  sugar 
  • 1 Large egg, beaten
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 2 C (225 g) white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • good handful of golden raisins
  • 1/4 C (4 TBSP) milk
Preheat oven to 350 (175 C).
Cream together the Butter and sugar, add vanilla and beaten egg.  Sift together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon.  Stir into sugar mixture, it will be stiff.  Add raisins and milk.  Mix together gently.  Lightly knead.  roll out 1/4 inch (5 mm thick) and cut into 12 circles or separate into 12 balls and mash into appropriate thickness.  bake on cookie sheets or bread stone. ( i used a pampered chef round stone).
bake at 350 (175) for 12- 18 min.  use a toothpick to check for doneness.

Monday, January 2, 2012

a new beginning

May the lessons learned in 2011,
not be repeated in 2012.

Well Facebook successfully almost killed this blog. During 2011, i realized that i was posting so much over there that the info was getting lost. I really need to keep better records of what and when i am doing things. So i will at least attempt to post weekly in here.

A new year, and the temps are quite chilly. -22 F to be exact.
Already things learned:
  • make sure board closing chicken coop is firmly in place or the door will open up. not good considering it was the coldest night of the whole winter.
  • put sawdust down before it gets really cold, the ducks will freeze to the ice and pull out their feathers on their bellies.
  • butcher when temps are warm. still have 3 to many geese and 2 to many roosters.
only getting 1 egg a day so far.

in cleaning:
  • Day 1- purged old sheets (4). looks good in the closet.
  • Day 2- tossed out old spices/seasonings/herbs, outdated canned goods, and cake mixes. Also tossed out old phone books, and assorted papers that tot has brought home from school.