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Blueberry Oat Scones

Oatmeal Blueberry Scones

We’re getting ready to leave California, and we’re sad. Not only because it’s very nice here, but because, we have to pack and start life again in a new place. Many people tell us our lives are really exciting, having traveled to so many places, etc. But for us, we’re looking forward to finding a stable place. Especially now that we have a little one.

Anyways, Sarah now is trying to cook with the things we have in the cupboards. We have a lot of oatmeal, from Costco (American big supermarket which sells things in big quantities), so Oat Scones sounded good. Sarah found a recipe in the book Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison. It’s kind of sad, we’re transcribing this simple recipe instead of many other wonderful recipes the book has. You might see a few more from this book before we leave here.

One of the variations for this recipe it’s putting blueberries. Besides they’re yummy, Sarah has pledged to eat as many berries as she can before leaving the States. Her reasoning is that in Spain there are not blueberries and that in Denmark, they are somewhat pricy. That’s fine with Carlos, although he’s a little afraid of becoming a blueberry himself. The little one likes them too, although we cut them in little pieces for her.

This is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats, plus extra for the counter
  • 1-1/2 cups all/purpose or whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown suga
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plus tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 blueberries

Preheat the oven to 425 (Fahrenheit) or 220 (Celsius).

Mix: The dry ingredients together, then cut in the butter with your fingers or two knives until coarse crumbs are formed. Beat the egg with the milk and vanilla and stir it into the dough. Mix just enough to moisten the dry ingredients evenly. Scatter some oats on the counter and turn the dough out on top of them. Pat into a  circle about 2 cm thick, then cut into eight wedges and place each piece on the oven. Bake until good browned, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm. It’s a nice snack.

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Crunchy Muesli (granola) 2.0

crunchy granola!

crunchy granola!

When we arrived in Aalborg last April, we couldn’t find any good granola to eat. We really prefer the crunchy kind but it was all soo sugary it didn’t seem to have much substance. So, I did a bit of research on how to make it yourself and I have to tell you: it is easy to make, much better tasting, and much much healthier. Once I bought the Quaker stuff because I was busy and didn’t have to make my own and it tasted terrible! I didn’t eat breakfast/cereal until I made this stuff. You can eat it with milk or plain yogurt.

In the T-mix combine (or in a microwavable bowl).

  • 1/3 cup  (1 dl/65g) oil
  • .42 cup (1dl/85g)  any combination of honey, brown sugar, and white sugar. 
  • A tablespoon less then 1/2 cup water (100g)
  • pinch of salt

Mix ingredients until you have a smooth consistency. I heat the mixture to 37 degrees centigrade in the T-mix. Then I mix on speed 5 of T-mix for 4-5 seconds.

Now add a total of 3 cups of the following:

  • 2 cups “grov” or old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, ground or whole flax seeds.
  • Optional: Almonds, dried coconut, cinnamon or other seeds or nuts.

If adding dry fruit, add when cooled.

Mix on 3 for 4 seconds in the T-mix or mix well in a bowl.

Distribute evenly over a baking sheet and bake on 150 C (about 310 F) for 30 minutes. Turn once after 15 minutes. When you take it out of the oven it won’t seem crunchy enough but when it cools it will be!