Health 2014-08-10 18.10.15

Published on August 16th, 2014 | by Margaret Pardoe

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Buckwheat scones

Buckwheat is a fruit seed not a cereal grain and is gluten free!

But it can be used in a similar way to wheat flour in lots of recipes.

It also has a low glycaemic load (GL), so it doesn’t make your blood sugar levels rise too quickly and is digested slowly keeping you feeling full for longer.

Over the last few days I’ve made buckwheat pancakes for breakfast, fresh apricot upside-down buckwheat pudding, a couple of buckwheat fairy cakes from the leftover cake mixture with cream cheese frosting. And, on a wet and windy afternoon, buckwheat scones!

 

Buckwheat Scones

Ingredients

10 oz ( 300g / 2 cups) buckwheat flour

4 oz cold butter (110g / 1 stick)

2oz (60g / 1/3 cup) raw cane sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum

2 large free range eggs

approx 1.5 fl.oz (40mls / 1/4 cup) yogurt (if the mixture is too wet add a little more buckwheat flour)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method

Put all the dry ingredients into a big bowl and stir together

Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add to dry mix

Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs

Meanwhile whisk the eggs, yogurt and vanilla essence together until frothy

Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and fold in

Add a little more buckwheat flour if the mixture is too wet

Divide the mixture into 8 or 10 balls

Flatten each scone onto a greased baking tray

Next switch on the oven – 150 degrees or gas mark 4

Leave the scones to rest for about 15 minutes whilst the oven heats up

Bake the scones for 15-20 minutes

Cool on a wire tray

Serve with butter or clotted cream and jam or fresh berries

 

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About the Author

Margaret Pardoe

first trained and practiced as a State Registered Nurse and State Certified Midwife in the UK, and thereafter, as a Master Herbalist, Registered Iridologist and Accredited Journey Therapist. More recently she trained as a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner with co-founder and creator of NLP, Richard Bandler. She has a lifetime of experience in both allopathic and alternative medicine and in mind/body healing techniques.


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