Saturday, May 16, 2009


Scones, originally uploaded by Campobello Island.

I not only baked them but it is my own recipe. Second time I've made them and they are quite low fat. I substituted applesauce for half of the fat. It all started because I bought three large tubs of plain fat free yogurt to make yogurt cheese with . Sobeys didn't have the brand I usually get so I chose another brand, I didn't read the label until I was back home and discovered that it had cornstarch in it and you can't make cheese with that because the cornstarch won't let it release the whey. So what to do with three containers of yogurt. I always have SR Flour in the house (Self Rising) and that is what the English use to make Scones. So I made up a recipe and it worked.

1 750ml tub plain yogurt
3-4 tablespoons sugar
4 Table spoons margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup raisins
SR Flour enough to make a stiff batter

Mix all ingredients together adding flour until you have a stiff batter.

Turn out on to a board covered with SR flour and knead adding more flour as required until you have a dough the consistency of tea biscuit or a roll out cookie dough. Roll out to a 1.5 inch thick circle and cut into wedges or cut with a cookie cutter. Bake at 350F until done. 20 to 30 minutes depending on thickness.

By the time I made my second batch I had made applesauce from my Pumpkin Sweet Apples and I substituted half the fat for applesauce and that worked fine too.

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