Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lunch Box Cranberry Scones

My Granddaughter and I made these 
scones for my grandkids' lunch boxes.
Nutritious, healthy and tasty.

Fast and easy to make.
Topped with an Orange Flavoured Glaze.

2 cups flour
1/3 cup white sugar
2  1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup frozen cranberries, (I cut them in half)
The rind of 1 Orange

(Save the orange to squeeze for the glaze)

2/3 - 3/4 cup milk or cream.

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
Butter or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, 
baking powder and salt.

Cut butter into flour mixture until
 resembles coarse crumbs.

My Granddaughter Sabrina
 helped make these scones.
(She also designed and installed my blog header.
I could never figure out how to do it)
She is 12 yrs. old.

Add cranberries and orange rind

Add milk and stir just until combined.
Do not over mix.

Pat or roll dough into a square approx 9 x 6"
and cut into squares. Approx. 16 squares.

Before baking, 
Sabrina brushed each with milk.

Bake 17-20 mins.,

Orange Glaze

3/4 cup Icing Sugar/powdered sugar.
The juice of 1 orange.
I use the orange that I took the rind of,
and mix it together in a measuring cup. 

Sabrina glazed the scones❤️

I also make
sweetened with maple syrup.

Thanks for your visit. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Banana Muffins With Chocolate Chips

A favourite with my Grandkids.

A fast, easy and delicious recipe 
for those over ripe bananas.

Chocolate chips or white chocolate chips 
add a yummy taste combination to these muffins.
This recipe will make 12 large
or 15 medium muffins.

Frozen bananas can also be used 

1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp, baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips 
3 ripe bananas mashed well.
1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugars, baking powder,
 baking soda, salt and chocolate chips

In a smaller bowl combine the mashed bananas, 
melted butter, eggs and vanilla

Fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) 
into the flour mixture just until combined.

(Do not over mix the batter or
 the muffins will be tough and heavy.)

Spoon the batter into 12 muffins tins.
I use an ice cream scoop.

Bake 350 deg for 20-25 mins.

Do the toothpick test..
 Place on a wire rack to cool for five minutes 
then remove the muffins from the pan.

Serve warm or at room temperature
They can be frozen and eaten later.

My Grandson Mathieu's favourite.
He helped me make them.

Thanks for your visit xo

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lunch Box Blueberry Scones

I made these for my Grandkids lunch boxes.
Fast and easy to make.
Healthy and Nutritious.
And the kids love them.
Yields 32 small scones.

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 cups butter
1 cup blueberries
1 cup milk
1/2 cup maple syrup. 
(Pancake syrup will do also)
1/2 tsp maple flavouring extract or vanilla.

Preheat oven to 425 deg. F
In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in the blueberries

In a separate bowl stir together the milk,
 maple syrup and maple extract.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry 
and mix until a soft dough is formed.
Dump the dough onto a floured surface
Divide the dough in half.
Roll out or pat out approx. 9 x 6"

Before cooking, I brushed with Milk
to make a crust. (Optional)

Bake for approx. 12-15 minutes (425 deg.)

Maple Glaze:

Combine 1 cup of powdered (icing sugar) 
sugar with 2 tbsp maple syrup and 1 tbsp milk.
 (Add more milk is not liquid enough)

 Dribble over scones

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