baking therapy

baking is a special type of therapy for me. although it takes energy & prep, it just makes me feel good about myself. i know i am providing for my family something healthy & wholesome and that makes me happy. so does eating!
i'm sure we've all heard the expression 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade'. and that's just what i thought i would do! only change that lemonade to lemon blueberry scones.

i have slightly adapted this recipe from unmodernmom.com which i think she also adapted from somewhere.

Blueberry Lemon Scones
  • 2 cups of flour (i used whole grain)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar ( i used 1 tsp of stevia instead)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (i used sea salt)
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk (i always use vanilla almond milk if i have it, goat if if i don't)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • milk for the tops

Stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter in until it’s nice and crumbly. Make a well in the center of the mixture. In a separate small bowl beat the egg. When it’s frothy, add the milk and lemon zest and pour the mixture into the well. Stir with a fork until you have a soft dough. Gently fold in the blueberries.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and carefully knead it 8 or 10 times. Split the dough into 6 equal parts. Transfer them to a parchment covered baking sheet ( i sprayed the baking sheet with cooking spray instead of parchment paper the second time i made these as the parchment caught fire when i first made them). Brush milk on the tops. Score the tops into 6 pie-shaped markings.

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Serve ‘em up hot with butter.

1 comment:

  1. MMMmmmmm...I think I need to do some baking therapy soon!

    LOVE IT!

    Thanks for posting!