Beet Chip Scones

Today we made Beet Chip Scones!

3 3/4C flour, 1t salt, 1/4 sugar, 3T baking powder, 1/2C cold butter, 1 1/2C milk, 12 oz chocolate chips, 4 medium beets

Preheat oven to 375F.

Beet Chip Scones

Dice beets into 3/4″ pieces and steam in spring water.

Beet Chip Scones

Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter.

Beet Chip Scones

Add milk and blend until almost combined.

Beet Chip Scones

Beet Chip Scones

Beet Chip Scones

Fold in beets and chips. Don’t overmix.

Beet Chip Scones

Beet Chip Scones

Beet Chip Scones

Beet Chip Scones

Beet Chip Scones

Drop 2T at a time onto greased cookie sheets.

Beet Chip Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.

Beet Chip Scones

Potato Candy

Today we made Potato Candy!

1 medium potato, 1 1/2C to 2C powdered sugar, 1/2t vanilla extract, 1/2t almond extract, pinch salt, 1/2C dried or candied fruit and/or nuts

This recipe is from “Jewish Cookery” by Leah H. Leonard, originally published in 1949.

Boil and mash the potato.

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

When cool, add extracts. Work in salt and powdered sugar until rollable– about 10 minutes.

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Knead on lightly sugared surface until smooth. Work in coarsely chopped fruit and/or nuts.

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Potato Candy

Roll into balls. Store chilled.

Potato Candy

Banana Blueberry Cake

Today we made Banana Blueberry Cake!

4C flour, 3t baking powder, 1/4t salt, 2/3C sugar, 2/3C chilled butter, 2 eggs, beaten, 2t vanilla, 1C nonfat yogurt

Topping: 3T brown sugar, 2C fresh blueberries, slightly mashed, 1 banana, mashed

Preheat oven to 375F.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Stir together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles small crumbs. In separate bowl, stir together wet ingredients.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Make a well in the dry and fold in wet until barely blended.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan. Make preliminary slices with a serrated knife. Mix topping.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Spread on cake.

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Banana Blueberry Cake

Bake 1/2 hour or until knife inserted in center emerges clean.

Banana Blueberry Cake