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Cheddar Scallion Scones Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | October 3, 2011

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Photo: Joanne Bruno

I never realized there are actually people who exist in this world who don’t want death-by-chocolate cake for breakfast…until I went to visit my friend Cate and she looked at me with the craziest eyes I’ve ever seen when I ordered a cinnamon raisin bagel with strawberry cream cheese for breakfast. Apparently, she’s one of those people.

This didn’t bother me much until last week when I was trying to figure out what to bake for an 8AM class that I’m TA-ing this semester. I remembered Cate and her savory breakfast needs and promptly started to hyperventilate.  Nope, the chocolate chip muffins I was planning on bringing surely wouldn’t do.  These cheddar scallion scones, though?  Perfect!  Read More

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Whole-Wheat Pear Scones Recipe

By Lindsay Hunt | March 30, 2011

Whole-Wheat Pear Scones

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

I’m a creature of habit. I return to the same restaurant over and over again, and despite wanting to change my order, I choose the same meal each time. It takes a combination between impulse and guilt to get me to change dishes.

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Strawberry Barley Scones Recipe

By Lindsay Hunt | March 9, 2011

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

If you’re like me, and you love to bake, you’re not going to stop doing it just because you’re trying to be healthier.  There is a great solution for this: bake with whole-grain flours.

I take two approaches to incorporating whole grain flours into my recipes.  Either I use a tested recipe from a cookbook, or I add a little buckwheat flour here, a little barley flour there.  I only recommend the second approach if you know the gluten content of the flour you’re using.  This can wreak havoc with the structure and chemistry of a cake, and since baking is just a delicious, heavenly-scented form of chemistry, one needs to be careful with gluten-modification.

Good to the Grain is a great cookbook for those who want direction when starting to bake with whole-grain flours.  Try this Strawberry Barley Scones recipe for an introduction to barley, a flour with a nutty, creamy flavor.  Try your favorite jam, I have enjoyed many different flavors with this slightly sweet, delicious scone.

From Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours

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