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Delicious Macrobiotic Scones

Delicious Macrobiotic Scones

I strongly recommend this recipe to people who assume the macrobiotic sweets aren't delicious! These mildly sweetened scones are flaky and have a nice crumbly texture.

Ingredients: 9 scones

☆Wheat flour (cake flour)
150 g
☆Whole wheat flour
50 g
☆Baking powder (aluminum-free)
1 tablespoon
☆Salt
a pinch
★Canola oil
50 ml
★Apple juice (or soy milk)
80 ml
★Maple syrup
1 tablespoon
■Nuts: walnuts, almond, etc.
to taste
■Dried fruits: apricots, etc.
to taste

Steps

1. 《Preparation》*Chop the ■ nuts and dried fruits. *Preheat the oven to 180℃.
2. Combine the ☆ dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a whisk.
3. Put the ★ wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.
4. Add Step 3 into Step 2, and fold in the batter gently using a fork or spatula, making sure you don't knead it.
5. While the dough is still a bit floury, add the ■ nuts and dried fruits, and fold it in gently.
6. Divide the dough into 9 portions and squeeze each into a ball. Don't knead them even if they are a bit floury. Or you can roll it out and cut into shapes using a cookie cutter.
7. Place the scones on a baking tray, brush with soy milk (not listed), and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 180℃.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I was breast feeding, I was desperate for sweets… But I had to cut out butter and refined sugar because I used to get mastitis often. Then I thought that the macrobiotic sweets should be ok, so I made my favorite scones. Enjoy the lovely flavor of the flour and the sweetness of dried fruits and nuts.