Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scones and Rock Climbing!

Today was a day of new things! New scone recipe, new experience of rock climbing!

Let's start off the way I started the morning:

Oatmeal-Walnut Scones:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F

In a large mixing bowl, combine:

1 cup cooked oatmeal
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup almond milk

In another mixing bowl, combine:

1 3/4 cups whole grain spelt flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix until just combined, and add in:

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or other nuts)

Pat the dough out into an 8 inch square on a well-floured surface, working in a little bit more flour if the dough is really sticky. Using a sharp knife dipped in flour, cut the dough into 16 squares for mini scones (what I did) or 8 rectangles for larger scones.

In a small bowl, combine:

1 egg white (to make a vegan version, omit egg white and use 2-3 tablespoons almond milk)
1 tablespoon almond milk

Brush the scones with this mixture, then sprinkle with:

pearl sugar, coarse sugar, or sucanat

Bake on a parchment or silicon mat-lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, depending on how large you made your scones. The scones should spring back when you touch them.

After scone-baking, I went to Earth Treks in Rockville to go rock climbing for the first time!

It was super fun, though I'm not the best at it...

All in all, a great Saturday! Now off to more fun activities...

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