Category Archives: Breakfast

Orange Raisin Scones

This scone recipe comes from Savvy Vegetarian@savvyveg
Link to the recipe: Orange Raisin Scones

This recipe came up in my twitter feed one day at the beginning of April.  Here’s why I felt I had to try it:
“When I made this scone recipe for my daughter who just had a baby,
she said these scones would attract nursing mothers from miles around. Fortunately none of them came over, because she ate them all! ” – Savvy Vegetarian

As a constantly hungry pregnant person, I decided this was right up my alley and went immediately into action in the kitchen.  Now that I’m a nursing mother, maybe it’s time to make these again…

The Savvy Vegetarian has given me permission to reproduce the recipe here paired with the photos I took while making the scones.  This is the version of the recipe that I made:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup unbleached cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 /2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated orange rind
  • 1 cup Thompson raisins
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Juice of one orange
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Place raisins in a bowl, cover with boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain into a colander and set aside
  3. Combine dry ingredients
  4. Combine buttermilk, eggs and orange juice to make 1 1/4 cups liquid
  5. Grate orange rind into the dry ingredients
  6. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until the mixture is mealy
  7. Add the raisins and liquid, mix together to make a soft dough (can even be sticky)
  8. Knead dough lightly for 5 minutes on a floured surface until it forms a ball
  9. Divide and pat into two 6 inch rounds and slice each into 6 wedges
  10. Arrange on baking sheet and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, middle of the oven, until lightly browned
  11. Slide onto a rack to cool for a few minutes

The scones were delicious.  They made a perfect snack or breakfast when cut in half, warmed in the toaster oven, and buttered.

Yes, I think it’s time to try these again.

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Indulgent Granola

This granola is the best granola I have ever tasted, but that doesn’t even begin to describe it.  Until now, I had clearly never had granola worth eating, though I always thought I liked granola.  I started eating it off of the hot pan before it was even cooled, and I continued to consume it in larger and larger chunks as it reached a bearable temperature.  The salty-sweet-cardamom taste is amazing.

Where can you get this delicious granola?  By following the link to the recipe entitled “Indulgent Granola” http://www.npr.org/2011/01/26/133213620/groovy-recipes-that-are-so-granola&sc=nl&cc=es-20110130

Here are the pictures from my granola-making experience:

Granola - mixed, spread on the pan, and ready to go into the oven

Slabs of unbelievably delicious granola