Blueberry Scones

Did some blood tests...

I was quite afraid about the results as in my family we have a history of diabetes, heart condition and high blood pressure. And the problem is that I adore sweet things, love butter and do not feed properly.. 

Last blood tests were 2 years ago and I was pleasantly surprised as I had nothing wrong with me and thought of that as a chance to make things better and treat my body better as well. 

And then Covid-19 came and we had to stay home and bake and make banana breads etc.. :-) And I gained 2 kilos... 

So, I thought to make a check up and I did.. And everything came back normal.. 

Well, not 100% normal as my blood pressure is high but that is dealt with but the rest of the tests I passed with no problems. 

Still, I thought that I must be careful of what I eat and drink and do more exercise. 

So I started with food. 

Am not going to give up bread and butter and desserts but will try to make them a bit healthier... try to avoid a lot of fat, white sugar, and try to add a lot more whole wheat flour to my food.. 

So I began with these scones.. Instead of butter I used olive oil, they have a ton of whole wheat flour, brown raw sugar etc.... Recipe based on a recipe by Genevieve Ko who I absolutely love! 

They turned out super delicious! Here is the recipe!

 

Diffuculty: 1 of 3
Duration:15 mins prep and 30 mins in the oven
Serves:8-12

Ingredients

190g whole wheat flour

180g plain all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 vanilla sugars

300g blueberries

130g raw sugar and more if you want for sprinkling 

60g olive oil

120g low fat Greek style yogurt 

60g grapefruit juice

zest of a grapefruit divided (half in the batter and half as garnish)

1 egg

 

Method

In a big bowl we add the dry ingredients (flours, levening agents, salt after we pass them through a sieve. 

Mix them with a spoon and add the blueberries and mix them to coat them with flour.

In another bowl we add the rest of the ingredients, mix them up and mix them in the dry ingredients. 

Preheat the oven at 190 celsius fan forced.

Transfer the batter in a pan layered with parchment paper.

form into a circle and cut in 12 triangular pieces... or make them into individual round pieces and divide them into two pans.

Sprinkle with sugar if you like.

Bake for 20-30 minutes till golden brown. 

Serve warm with yogurt, fresh fruit and the zest... 

 

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