Yesterday’s plans were a bit derailed but my night ended up better than I could have imaged!
I had planned on attending a spinning class. Unfortunately, when I got there, I realized I didn’t have my id with me and by the time they verified I wasn’t an imposter, the spinning class was booked and it had already started L
On a positive note: I found my id at work this morning!
Since it was too hot to go for a run outside at 5pm, I decided to flip my schedule around and baked first instead.
Skinny Chocolate Almond Scones
Buttermilk scones sweetened just to perfection studded with chocolate chips. Kind of like eating a giant chocolate chip cookie for breakfast... without the guilt.
|the final product|
The original recipe comes from Skinny Taste, you can find it here
· 3/4 cup cold buttermilk
· 1/4 cup sugar
· 2 tsp vanilla extract
· 1 large egg
· 1 cup all purpose flour (Bob's Red Mill)
· 1 cup white whole wheat flour (Bob's Red Mill)
· 1 tbsp baking powder
· 1/2 tsp salt
· 3 tbsp chilled butter (must be cold) cut into small pieces
· 3/4 cup chocolate chips
· cooking spray
· 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
· 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
I made a few alterations since I didn’t have all the ingredients at home and I wasn’t going to go shopping just for buttermilk.
· If you add a tablespoon of either vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk and you wait about 10 minutes, you can actually make your own buttermilk.
· I also didn’t have white whole wheat flour so I doubled up on my all-purpose flour. Since I was
· I only half a cup of chocolate chips so I added a handful of almond slivers
· I used almond extract instead of vanilla
|the ingredients I used|
|home made buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice|
Preheat oven to 375°. Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender, or you could use 2 knives, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Add milk mixture, stirring just until moist.
Place dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly four times with floured hands. Form dough into an 9-inch circle onto baking sheet, about 3/4" thick. Using a knife, cut dough into as many wedges as you want but make sure you cut all the way through.
|as it was going into the oven|
|the scones are ready to cool and recut if necessary|
|the final product before they are placed in a gift box|
I was feeling pretty great yesterday after all that baking, cooking and of course Olympic trial watching. By the time everything was put away it was 9:30pm and I was afraid that my body wasn’t going to be up for a run even if it was just a mile.
But, boy was I wrong. I started at my regular pace listening to my crazy Hispanic music courtesy of Pandora and before I knew it, I had passed the one mile marker and wasn’t tired. I pushed it for as long as I could and ended up running 1.75 miles. That’s the longest I have ever been able to run without stopping. I am super proud of myself.