Friday, March 15, 2019

I baked scones, yes, I really did

I made delicious lemon ginger scones. I baked scones. Me! Why is this noteworthy? Well, I have pretty much stopped baking since our sons became adults and moved out,  since recipes are always for large amounts, like for a whole cake, pie or a dozen cookies. That adds up to too much temptation and too many calories. Also for years I have cut way back on eating white flour and sugar. But I got inspired by my friend who bakes scones and I found this mix at a local coffee shop and bakery.
The second photo shows the scones before I baked them. I like the brand Iveta because they have a dozen or more flavors and their scones only have 4 g of sugar per scone. I was recently given scone mix of a different brand that has 8 g of sugar per serving. So I prefer 4 g to 8. Next baking for me will be the blueberry scone mix I was given. Recommended guidelines for amount of sugar per day for women vary, but the average recommended amount is 36 g. Some yogurt has 30 g for one serving, so it adds up quickly. It turns out that scones freeze nicely so I can invite a friend for coffee and scones, send one or two scones home with her, and freeze any left over. Do you like my plan?

26 comments:

Lin said...

Nice! I love scones because they are not too sweet. I don't like sweet things. I'm glad you can freeze some for later!

Bernideen said...

These look yummy and I love all kinds!

Betsy said...

Those look delicious! I have only had scones once or twice and I remember enjoying them very much. I think your plan sounds like a wonderful one. It’s always good to share and have a time of fellowship. Blessings, Betsy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Exactly, who needs the temptation and I too stopped white flour and sugars for a few years now. However my husband has gotten into baking bread since he retired. I'm doing pretty good at staying away from it. I love scones and these sound so yummy. Two flavors I enjoy!

Wanda said...

Yeah! You are a scone baker...they look delicious. I love scone mixes. They are easy and good. I do have one recipe I make from scratch when I want the apricot, white chocolate, walnut....my all time favorite. Also they last well and put in the micro for a few seconds they are like they just came out of the oven!!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Like Lin I prefer scones to cake as they are not too sweet. Yours look excellent.

Granny Marigold said...

What a coincidence. I also baked scones just yesterday. I bake them often and freeze them because, as you point out, they freeze well and are easy to defrost. I know what you mean about the sugar problem. I've cut down the amount I put in my baking and no one even notices. I find bought jam also way too sweet and so make my own as well ( to spread on split scones).

acorn hollow said...

I bake from scratch all the time when I make cookies I cook 6 and freeze the rest of the batter in small scoop sizes so I can just bake a couple of cookies in our toaster oven if the craving hits. Also you can control some of the sugar if you bake from scratch.
I love scones and yours look wonderful
Cathy

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Sounds like a good plan to me, and they look great!! I made scones once and they were so dry I couldn't eat them. So I haven't tried again. Those mixes might be a better way to go. I will have to look for them. It would make a nice treat with a cup of tea...and yes, you could freeze them and just eat them when you feel like having a little tea party. Great idea!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Great job. I made maple scones from scratch once and froze some of them. I didn't like them enough to make again though

Mari said...

I love scones! Bet these were yummy!

Susan Kane said...

Hmmmm. So delicious. With St. Patrick's Day, we always have Irish soda bread and scones. Yours look great.

Danice G said...

They do look tasty. I have never eaten a scone, but would love to try one. The blueberry recipe sounds good as well.

Liz Hinds said...

Yes, if that friend is me!

Carol Z said...

These look great and I especially like that they are low in sugar. I've been doing some baking -- low carb and low sugar -- but have been wary to try scones. I will look for this mix. Take care!

Blondie's Journal said...

How delicious! I've made them before and they were divine--albeit a little tricky to roll out.

I've cut carbs and sugar, but my hubby, kids and grands love the sweet stuff. I find freezing sweets in small quantities are perfect when I know I'm having visitors or that guy is scrounging around!! Ha! Maybe bake and freeze a few goodies for yourself as a treat.

Jane x

NanaDiana said...

Oh....that sounds really good. I have not had white flour or sugar since Feb. 1st. Trying to see if it helps with some inflammatory issues I have. We'll see. At least all the cravings are gone.

Wonderful post! have a really great week, Terra. xo Diana

ps- BTW- that email you sent me still pops back to me- I am wondering if I copied it over wrong. Could you send it again? dianakos1@gmail.com. Sorry .... lol

kath001 said...

They look wonderful! Our public library had a class yesterday on making Irish Soda Bread. We got to come home with samples. Will be trying on my own soon.

Fun60 said...

They look delicious. Good idea to freeze some of them. Less temptation!

Jemi Fraser said...

I like that plan - and the scones look delicious! I love to bake, so I'm glad we always have the kids back home for a supper on the weekends so I get to feed people! :)

Lark said...

Mmm...these look so good!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Yummmmm! I love scones and that flavor combination sounds wonderful. I still bake a lot but my trick is that I save a few pieces for me and my husband and the rest goes to work with him or to the neighbors!

Jeanie said...

Excellent plan and terrific looking scones. I can practically smell them here!

Barbara - said...

Never ever have I made scones, but my womens group has been doing a tea every other month and the gal makes great scones so I am going to try for church coffee hour next week!

Anne's Phamilyblog said...

No if only we lived close by....hmmm...scones. Tea and scones, a delightful treat. I love them and I know what you mean about the sugar! I find mini scones at the local grocer but they have about 6 to 8 grams of sugar and I really dislike it. Sugar is everywhere and the artificial sugars are nothing more than chemicals. UGH! I will have to look for this brand you mentioned. I am always on the look out for less sugar.Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend. HUGS

Red Rose Alley said...

Your ginger scones look Yummy, Terra. I have been eating scones rather than cakes and cookies - they seem to have less sugar. I've never had ginger scones before. How wonderful that you made a batch.

Happy Easter to you, my friend.

love, ~Sheri