Sunday, September 09, 2012
Soda Scones/rolls (aka My Mistakes) ...Very Low fat ... low sugar too
I am back …at last … with a revitalised mind ….ready to share my life and family with you all out there …just as before ….I have even done some crafting ... but where to start???
I think I will post several times this week …all with different topics… and I will start with a recipe ….as I have just made a batch of ‘Mistakes’ this morning.
Let me explain ......
I can make my scones with my eyes shut …and maybe that was the problem. …. several weeks ago I was trying to make cinnamon scones …a mix of my scone recipe and that of a chap who has a Tea Room, locally.
However …when they were in the oven I realized that I had not rubbed in any margarine. …a big oops
My ‘Waste not’ mentality did not allow me to remove them from the oven and bin them …,I had to finish the cooking of them….after all the seagulls seem to eat anything around here.
To my amazement they looked fine …but how could they be???
Later I realized that they were actually similar to soda bread and so when they were cooled I tried them ….they were so yummy when spread with butter. …and even better with mashed banana … and again fantastic with bramble jelly. I am so sorry there is no photo …they were gobbled up too quickly .... as were the following batches.lol
I did however manage to snap today’s Mistakes …Garlic and Herb …which are almost fat free … and sugar free too…great for packed lunches with a slice of you favourite cheese or with homemade soup.
In case anyone wants to make my Mistakes… here is the recipe…. tweaked a little with each batch.
Nanas Mistakes ….. aka ... Cinnamon Soda Bread rolls Prepare just over ½ pint (abt 350ml) soured milk…( soured with 2 tbs lemon juice and left to stand for upto an hour)
Heat the oven to 200 degree C … 400 degree F …. Gas 6
Sieve together ….
450g SR flour
1 heaped tsp bi-carb soda
2 rounded tsp of cream of tarter
3 tsp of caster sugar
And the seasoning …..
2 rounded tsp cinnamon …a little more if desired
1 level tsp allspice
Working fast … stir in the milk with a round ended knife …it needs to be a wet dough so add extra milk if needed.
Turn on to a well floured board
Sprinkle top with flour
Pat out to ¾” thick and using a floured 2 1/2” cutter,( dipped in flour) make 12 rounds …place on to an oiled and lightly floured sheet and leave to stand for 2mins.
Pop in oven …cook for about 15 mins …check….when golden brown remove and check that base sounds hollow to the knock.
First and 2nd day enjoy fresh
3rd day …toast and enjoy buttered.
They freeze well too.
Version 1 …..Season flour with black pepper ( as much as you fancy) and level tsp celery salt and reduce the sugar to I tsp ….great served with cheese.
Version 2 … Sugar free and very low fat as the milk I used is semi skimmed …
Use 1 tbs of white vinegar to sour the milk and leave to stand for a few hours at room temperature …stir in 1tsp garlic puree when soured … Add oregano ( dried or fresh, to your taste) and a little black pepper to the flour mix for the seasoning and add NO sugar..
They are really worth a try ...and so cheap to make.
It feels so good to be back
Take Care xx