Sunday, February 5, 2012

a good morning

With thanks to a rotating cast of characters last night, I didn't get much sleep past 3 a.m. Sometime around 5 this morning, I moved from the bed full of little hands and legs down to the couch in an attempt to get more rest. I was soon joined by Charlotte, who has an uncanny ability to sense when I have left the bed, and shortly after her arrival, the littlest member of the household was ready to get up.

Putting on my best morning attitude (which can be quite a feat, I assure you) I tried to enjoy watching the growing light in the sky, the happy playfulness of both pup and toddler. We're having people over for the game today, so I thought I'd get a head start on the last minute cleaning to be done. Puppy into kennel, toddler at my side, I headed into the bathroom to scrub, tired as I was. That's when the toddler scampered off to release the puppy who took advantage of an unguarded moment to go potty all over the floor I had already cleaned.

Really? All this before 6:30 a.m.?

Desperate to save the morning, I went in search of a pick me up, something to turn this morning around. And that's when I found the recipe for these:

Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Scones from chocolate and carrots.

These are the most incredible scones I have ever made. I'm a bit jealous that the recipe isn't my own, but with a grateful nod to the original poster, I am sharing this find with you.

Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Scones


1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. raw sugar (plus more to sprinkle on top)
1/8 tsp. salt
5 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into small pieces
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425. Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or knife until evenly distributed. Gently stir in zest and blueberries. Add milk and yogurt, mixing until the dough is thick enough to knead with your hands. On a lightly floured board, press the dough into an 8" circle. Cut into 8 pieces and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

These scones were quick to make, quick to cook, and with all whole wheat flour and yogurt, you could even call them good for you.

And they were just what was needed to make this morning a good morning.


Anonymous said...

This is a lovely post! --- Kat

Lindsay said...

Oh, one of *those* mornings. Thank goodness they're not the norm! I'm quite impressed by your scones and your determination to save the day. Rock on, mama!

Amanda Greco Holmes said...

Thanks, ladies! And yes, thank goodness these mornings are few and far between... don't know how many of them this mama could stand!