Friday, April 12, 2013

Cranberry Scones


3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup cold butter
1 egg
1/2 cup whole milk

Preheat your oven to 395 degrees. In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder.  Cut your cold butter (the colder the better) into small cubes and stir into flour mixture until completely combined (this works best using a Kitchen Aid) Mix in cranberries. Combine egg and milk with flour mixture. Stir together until just combined. Your dough should not be too sticky. Grab a small hand-full of dough and mold into a ball then place on buttered baking sheet. Place a total of 9 small balls on baking sheet and cook for about 20 minutes until scones are a light golden brown. Serve warm or cooled. 


Chocolate Glazed Baked Doughnuts


Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted butter

Chocolate Glaze

6 ounces of chocolate chips

I loved doughnuts in all their deep-fried deliciousness but I just can't eat them anymore. I always feel a little sick to my stomach and a whole lot of guilt after putting one down. These baked doughnuts are a healthier, guilt-free alternative. Not exactly what you'll get from the Golden Doughnut down the street, but still a super yummy treat!

Coat your doughnut pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.  Combine buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla in another bowl and whisk together. Pour liquid mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fill eat doughnut tin about 3/4 full of batter. Bake for about 4 minutes. 

Melt 6 ounces of chocolate chips and spread on cooled doughnuts. Chill doughnuts for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.