Thursday, January 24, 2008

Breakfast of VanDerPeanuts

starts off with:

PUMPKIN SCONES

Recipe is my modified version of Jolinda Hackett's posted on About.com - vegetiarian section

3 1/2 cups flour (2 cups white, 1 1/2 cups 9-grain whole wheat)

1/4 cup white flour

1/2 cup sugar (lower to 1/3 or 1/4 cup if using sweet pumpkin)

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp powdered ginger

1/2 cup non-hydrogenated margarine (or 1/4 margarine & 1/4 applesauce - but do be forewarned that it will be slightly more spongy. If you cook it about 3-5 minutes longer you can slightly counteract the sponginess.)

2 cups pureed pumpkin (i made my own by slicing a pumpkin in half, gutting it, then laying it flesh-side down on a baking pan, pouring about 1/4 cup of water on bottom of pan. Cook until fork can easily puncture skin. Let cool. Or i suppose canned pumpkin would work too.)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp nutmeg (nootmuskaat)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Splash lemon juice

In a very large bowl, cut margarine with butter knife into all ingredients except walnuts and 1/4 cup white flour. Knead dough briefly using the 1/4 cup white flour, add walnuts, then knead them in briefly. I kneaded the dough the same bowl so i don't have to clean the counter top.

Lay on parchment paper covered baking sheet. Shape into large circle about 1 1/4 inches thick (3cm). I used the palm of my hands to push it into a circle. First cover your palm in a thin layer of flour so it doesn't stick as much to your palm. Cut into 8-12 pieces, slicing with a knife almost all the way through.

Bake in pre-heated oven at 425 deg. F (215 C) for 15 minutes. Cool briefly on wire rack.

Serve with maple syrup, jam, and various fruit slices. Oh, and don't forget a fresh cup of coffee (french press) or ginger tea.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

CTodd said...

Folks - you should see the amount of jellies, jams, syrups, spreads and other things to put on top of breakfast items that Peanut has. Its quite a collection!!

(..and she makes damn good pancakes! Jonas is a lucky man!!!)

Big Bad Wolf said...

Hi there Christine.. sad to see you are not selected for the Worlds.. That concussion came at the worst time I guess..

PEANUT said...

THanks BBW. I pretty much knew it wasn't going to happen after the second cuncussion early November. If i were selected i would have turned it down based on my slow healing process which i'm still dealing with. Better to give the spots to those riders who are healthy and fit.

GCDavid said...

Forget Worlds. Think "cookbook." CTodd can even work you up some kind of jingle. Gewilli can do crowd control at the book signings.

PEANUT said...

Thanks GC! I've actually become a very good cook and baker so there is always hope that i can one day become a contributing member of society - off the bike! But for the moment, I'm having too much fun racing so that dream will remain dormant.

mess of doom said...

I love baking. I am a bread punk.

If you ever have time to get into breadmaking you might find this site interesting: http://thefreshloaf.com/

PEANUT said...

I too love baking. I just hate having to clean up the countertop after i've got it all sticky! I will check out the site. And thanks for the comment of the 20/33% semolina for pizza making. I will stick with 20 also.