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?

18 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.