Yoghurt Scones


Ingredients for 8 scones:

– 250 g plain flour (or 1/2 white, 1/2 whole meal)
– 1 tbsp butter, softened
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 pkt baking powder
– 125 g pot yogurt
– 1 pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add the other ingredients and mix them until the dough forms a ball. Handle the dough as lightly as you can. Avoid overmixing, or the scones won’t be as tender.

Pat the dough into a flattish round, about 3 cm (a little over an inch) in thickness, and cut into eight wedges with a knife or a pastry cutter.

Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and glaze them with milk. Bake for 15 minutes, until the top of the scones is set and lightly golden.

What’s Your Breakfast II


One of my New Year’s resolutions was to eat a proper breakfast every day rather than just swallow two or three cups of coffee and so far I have been successful. My secret: Sunday evening baking.

Each Sunday, I make buns – cardamom buns or cardamom buns with raisins – and freeze them. Then every morning I briefly put a bun or two in the microwave and eat the buns with slices of cheese. I drink some sort of fruit juice and cups of coffee.

This may not seem much but for someone who has difficulties facing food in the morning this is quite a step.

For more inspirations, you can read this old post or try Leora’s Best Bowl of Oatmeal.

What Is Your Breakfast?


I find breakfast to be the least inspiring of the three daily meals and only eat it because I have managed to convince myself I should. In fact I’d be quite happy just to gulp a few cups of coffee and then rush to work.

Yesterday I read an article about breakfast in a few European countries which made me think about my breakfast routine as well as wonder about yours. Aparently the traditional English breakfast I loved as a kid has now given way to cereals -something I couldn’t eat as I can’t stand soggy cereals floating in cold milk – and is only eaten on Sundays or in hotels. The Greeks seem to drink coffee and eat bourekas at work while the Germans and the Dutch still eat a sturdy breakfast; something I have witnessed on visits there.

My favorite breakfast consists of coffee, orange juice and brioche. However because of the high fat content of this traditional French bread, I normally just eat bread (toasted if I have the time) and butter instead.

Since the article mentioned many interesting but often unhealthy habits, I thought I would ask you about your breakfast so as to add variety in mine.