Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Quinoa Scones

Hannahlily made these delicious nutritious scones. Quinoa is often referred to as a super grain. It is an ancient grain that was called the "gold of the Inca's". It is high in protein (complete protein). Also is is a great source of manganese, iron, copper & phosphorus. If you suffer with migraine headaches, diabetes or atherosclerosis you should consider adding this to your diet. There are too many health benefits of quinoa to list them all here.
I simmered frozen strawberries and added Agave syrup to make a fruit spread.
Quinoa Scones
1 1/4 c whole wheat pastry flour
**3/4 c. quinoa flour
1/4 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
6 T. unsalted butter, chilled & diced
3/4 c. almonds, toasted & coarsely chopped
2/3 c. whole milk
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1 egg
milk or melted butter for glazing
In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt & cinnamon. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then stir in almonds & dried cranberries.
Beat the milk & egg together & stir the dry ingredients into the milk mixture until it forms a dough.
Turn the dough out onto lightly floured surface & knead 7-8 times. Pat the dough into 1/2 " thick round, brush with milk or melted butter, & cut into 8 wedges. Sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar.
Place the scones on sprayed baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until tester comes out clean.
**Quinoa is processed in food processor to make flour.

1 comment:

The Fabric Baker said...

Your posts are the prettiest and the yummiest blogs - I love to just sit and admire your work. Wish we were neighbors so we could share more in each others daily lives!