Saturday, August 25, 2007

Black Currant Scones

These are easy to make and yummy! The easiest place to find dried black currants is Trader Joe's, if you have one.

Black Currant Scones

Black Currant Scones
Makes 18 small scones

3 cups white flour
2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup black currants
1/2 cup fat free yogurt
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet with Silpat. Mix together the dry ingredients and add butter, working the butter into the mixture with your fingers. Add the currants, yogurt and water and mix until the dough is soft and just mixed. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into rounds using a cup or cookie cutter. Place on the cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Barley Risotto with Summer Vegetables

This is based on a recipe from Cooking Light. I modified the recipe slightly by using red pepper instead of orange pepper, zucchini instead of yellow squash, red onions instead of shallots, and more green beans than called for in the recipe. It was tasty, but took much more time to cook the barley than the recipe claimed. I won't post the recipe here because I provided the link to it above, but I wanted to share the photo.

Barley Risotto with Summer Vegetables
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