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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Scones & the never ending pit that is my stomach

I really don't know if it is just that I am a glutton, or that I work out, or that is just a girl thing that I am constantly hungry. I think I am just a glutton. lol. It does get quite annoying though, constantly eating, especially after dinner. I can not eat a thing till noon or 1pm (which I try not to do) but once 4pm hits my mouth is a machine and my stomach is a never ending pit. Really though, I am interested. Is it just me or are people out there as strange as I am?

This morning I left the house at 10am, after the news had lifted the tornado warning. I needed to go downtown to Pensacola to fill out paper work for employment at a bakery. I was 20 minutes into the drive and 20 more minutes till my destination when the radio annouced another tornado landing downtown pensacola. Then the rain poured, the thunder and lightening hit. I couldn't see a thing, my heart felt like it was on drugs and I was driving SOOOOOOOOOO slow. I was scared to death and had to keep driving over the bridge till I reached the first exit. I turned around and a 20 minute drive back home took around 40 minutes. It was crazy! I am hoping that the bakery is ok, because I really need that job and I had told him I was going in today for the paperwork. I called several times but I just got the machine and I know the tornado hit that area, so I just hope he understands that I couldn't make it.

I got home and had to do something with my nerves, so I baked. I made some healthy yogurt scones. Brandon HATES scones because they are so dry to him. So I figured it would be softer if I used yogurt and applesauce.

Pre-bakage: I made his with chocolate chips, and topped it with cinnamon-sugar. WHOOOOOHHHHH.
Pre-bakage: For me, I'm a cranberry nut and a poppyseed nut, so I combined them. It was the only logical thing to do.
20 minutes later VIOLA! Golden and ready to go into my stomach!!!
Brandon must have liked it cause he ate 3! (I ate 3 too, but spread it out through the day - me so bad!)

yogurt cranberry poppy seed scones

1 3/4 C flour

2/3 C whole wheat flour

1/2 C sugar

2 ts baking powder

1/2 ts baking soda

1/4 ts salt

2/3 C plain non-fat yogurt

3 tbs apple sauce

1/4 C eggbeaters

1 ts vanilla extract

1/3 C cranberries (dried)

1 T poppyseeds

Combine all the dry ingredients except cranberries and poppyseeds.

combine all wet ingredients and whisk to combine.

Add wet to dry ingredients, stir a little.

Transfer to floured surface and knead in cranberries & poppyseeds.

Pat into a circle, place on greased baking sheet. Cut into 8 wedges.

Bake 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

For Chocolate chips variation: knead in chocolate chips instead of cranberries and poppyseeds. Before baking, spray with olive oil spray over top of scones and then sprinkle on cinnamon-sugar mixture.


Angsana said...

you mean "glutton", not gluten:)

Deborah said...

I am the complete opposite of you. I am famished in the mornings (maybe because I go to the gym at 5am) but when the evening hits, I don't have much of an appetite. I don't usually eat after 6pm, and I'm totally fine. But if I don't have breakfast - it's not good!!

Christina said...

It ebbs and flows with me, some days I'm also a bottomless pit and other days I could care less about food. Some running days I'm starving an hour after a run, other days food is sickening. It's really quite strange.

Your scones look wonderful! If you don't mind answering a question, do the scones baked by your method come out softer than baked individually, as in drop scones or scones shaped and then baked a few inches apart?

On another scone note, I've been meaning to make pumpkin scones from the Once Upon a Tart cookbook. And I've been saying that for the past two years... lol. I'm really going to do it this time!

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

mom - yeah I fixed that. lol. It was late when I posted that.

Deborah - wanna switch eating schedules? I'll take yours any day!it's so funny how different people are. You are amazing working out at 5am. I like to workout early too but with school, I can only do that on my days off. Your blog is lovely by the way. :-)

Christina - Yeah I have days where I don't want to eat but I am starving. I'm usually hungry an hour after I work out too. As far as my scones, they were really soft because they're made with yogurt and applesauce. I think that the shape has little to do with it cause it's more the ingredients, though it would be more crunchy/crispy as a drop scone or shaped apart because all surface area is exposed to the heat. I don't know if that makes sense or not lol. It does in my head.
I know, I LOVE pumpkin anything. I'll have to try and get that recipe. YUM! Good luck with that!

Angsana said...

The scones look sooooo good, I am going to try that on Sunday. WIll let you know how they turn out. They look scrumptious from here:)

Sue said...

Uh, Valerie! You were almost killed in a massive storm!!! Who cares about scones or being hungry? And THEN you went home to bake!!!??? That is some kind of dedication. Don't do that again! Not the baking part, the driving part. That is really scary.

Actually, I do care about the scones and being hungry. There's this whole new literature that says the only thing aerobic exercise is good for is making people hungry. I would love to believe that.

Your scones do look amazing.

And how is the bakery?