Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rolls and Scones

Good and Quick Rolls

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Stir together:
1 cup white flour
2/3 cup powdered milk
1 tsp salt
2 TBS yeast

Mix together & add all at once to yeast mixtures
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 1/2 TBS melted butter
1/2 cup honey

Add: 1 cup white flour,2 cups whole wheat flour, knead, & then return to the bowl. Let rise 15 min. Cut rolls and place on greased cookie sheet. Let rise 10 min. Bake at 400 for 10 min. Yield: 20 rolls

*You can just warm up 1 1/2 cups of milk and skip the water and powdered milk if you want. A friend of mine made these with over-the-counter whole wheat flour and she said they did not turn out very well. I would suggest using either fresh ground flour from a Nutrimill or buying some fresh ground flour from a place like Great Harvest. I also knead it in a Bosch and have never kneaded by hand so I don't know how much of a difference it makes. These are really yummy and pretty healthy. We eat them for snacks, with meals, or even as a breakfast with apple butter or honey. By the way, Cracker Barrel has some really yummy all-natural apple butter without high fructose corn syrup. One of theirs has it and one doesn't so if you get some look for the one that says, "Natural" and not "Spiced" if you want that one.

Bev's Scones

(I got this off of

4 cups white flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBS baking powder
2/3 cup cold butter (cut into pieces)
2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp lemon zest

Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add lemon zest & cream. Knead until well mixed. Place dough in fridge for half an hour. Roll dough 3/4" thick. Cut with a round glass. Brush heavy cream on top & sprinkle with sugar. Bake on 375 for 15 min. To make these healthier you can add a cup or two of the wheat flour I talked about above or probably even store bought whole wheat flour. I also like to add cinnamon to the sugar that goes on top.