Blueberry Cornmeal Scones

>> Friday, December 16, 2011

These days, it's hard to get to the grocery store. It's even harder to make our way through the aisles without tons of well-meaning strangers stopping us to sneak a peek of Ada. Our refrigerator shelves have never been so bare!

I spy mostly condiments. How about you? Thank goodness we picked up our CSA farm share last night. At least our freezer is stocked with tasty produce.

Harder yet is finding time to make meals during the day and then actually finding time to eat them. Despite Ada's incredible crankiness yesterday, I made scones. Baking as therapy, I suppose. Bonus is that this morning I could just grab my breakfast. You know, change a dirty diaper with one hand and eat with the other.

It's getting that bad. (But I'm being dramatic. Overall, she's a fantastic baby. And she turns 1 month today!)


What you'll need . . .
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup fine grain cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance (or butter)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or regular/soy/etc. milk)
  • 1 Ener-G egg replacer plus 2 tablespoons water (or egg/other substitute)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Method . . .
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the flour, cornmeal, maple syrup, Earth Balance, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cloves. Mixture will be crumbly.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the almond milk and egg replacer (with water). Add the dry-ish ingredients to the wet and mix until just moistened. Do not over mix or you risk the scones being tough.
  4. In another bowl, toss the frozen blueberries with the cornstarch. Fold them into the scone batter.
  5. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop heaping mounds (10 to 12) onto your cookie sheet.
  6. Place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Until golden brown on edges.

And that reminds me. We still haven't done our Christmas shopping. This weekend should be interesting as we make our way to all the stores. I was thinking we could skip it. Maybe I could just frame this abstract art the scones left behind on the parchment?

If you've been following our family happenings, today on (never home)maker, baby! I've written all about week 4 postpartum. I'm feeling much more like my old self again, despite some scary sleep happenings.

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