Monday, 31 May 2010

Wake 'N Bake

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I had an epiphany while waiting in line for our coffees at our local cafe. The thought was something like, "why the heck are we standing in line here, and spending almost ten bucks a day on coffee?"
So we went out to the mall (I secretly love the mall - but only at night. It relaxes me. I am strange) and picked up a beautiful stainless steel stovetop espresso maker and this really cool milk frother that you can stick on the stove. The timing for this radical shift (wow, is my life really this domestic?) is perfect because summer is here and that means coffee on the roof deck first thing in the morning.
I know it sounds like a small thing, but I'm telling you - it has changed my life; instead of rushing out the door I have been taking time in the mornings to settle into the day, work on some writing, and have a quiet moment alone. As soon as I am relaxed, my creative forces start doing their thing and bam! I want to make something. So I've been (big surprise) baking in the mornings. Today was fresh berry scones. I guess you want the recipe too, huh?

Better-than-Breakfast Spelt Berry Scones












*preheat your oven to 375F
1 1/2 cups organic white spelt flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
3 tbsp milled brown flax seed
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
** Sift and stir all this stuff into a bowl, then add:
1/3 cup coconut oil (or sunflower oil, or whatever you have...)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
**stir it again until it becomes a batter, and pulls away from the sides of the bowl
Then throw in half a cup of berries and stir it again.
Grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment paper. Drop your batter onto the sheet into little, messy scone-y shaped things. Bake for 15 mins, or until golden on top.
Eat them warm, maybe by yourself or with someone you like a lot. Take a moment.

xo BB

5 comments:

java mama said...

must custom roast you up some more of the la gesha or yirg/sidamo blend
top off the mornings at home-ness

love JavaMama

Annie said...

The scones look irresistible, and I can't wait to try them.
Your title was irresistible, and I just used it in my post (http://notesfromtheoverfed.blogspot.com/2010/06/waking-and-baking.html)!
You know what they say about immitation and flattery...xoxo A.

Anne said...

Just made these scones this morning. Used apple sauce instead of oil and threw in a bit of cinnamon, ground clove and nutmeg - they were absolutely amazing!
Thank you so much for the great recipe.

Baker Babe said...

Thanks for trying them out, Anne! It is such an easy and quick recipe.
And Annie - you are way too sweet with your flattery :) I loved your post too.

Selena said...

teehee! you domestic goddess you. looking forward to trying out this recipe. you and the blog are looking fab. i secretly love the mall as well, ps. nightime's the best. it IS relaxing, right? so when are we strollin' and ahem - SHOPPING for wee things?! xo