Thursday, July 17, 2008

Strawberry Yogurt Scones

With my abundance of strawberries that I picked last week I had to come up with ways to use them as they don't keep their freshness for every long in the refrigerator. So well looking on line I happen to come across this delicious scone recipe. They were so yummy I made a second batch.

The recipe was very easy to whip together and they tasted delicious. Scones are similar to biscuits, but these have a wet, sticky dough. Serve fresh from the oven with a cold glass of iced tea.

Strawberry Yogurt Scones

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup diced strawberries
2/3 cup strawberry fat-free yogurt (I used homemade plain yogurt)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind (Orange Juice worked fine)
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
2 teaspoons sugar

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Combine strawberries, yogurt, butter, rind (or juice), and egg white; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times with floured hands because the dough is VERY sticky. Pat into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut into 12 wedges, cutting into but not through dough; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Another way to use up your strawberries is to make Strawberry Salsa with cinnamon crisp. This recipe is one of my favorite ways to enjoy strawberries. It makes a lovely snack and is usually a big hit at any BBQ. The recipe can be found in Dietitians of Canada Cook Great Food Cook book.

Strawberry Apple Salsa
1 cup mashed strawberries
1 Med tart apple, peeled and diced
2 Tbsp liquid honey or brown sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange zest (optional)

In a medium bowl, mash strawberries; add apple, honey and if using orange zest. Stir to blend well. Serve with Cinnamon Crisp.

Cinnamon Crisp

Small flour tortillas

Brush tortillas with water (or margarine), sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture (I have a cinnamon sugar shaker). Cut into wedges using kitchen scissors or pizza cutter. Place wedges on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven (425) for 5 minutes until golden and crisp.

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