It was another lovely day:). I could get used to this doing whatever I want🤣

Exercise:

My run was to be at a local park that is all uphill, both ways!!! I got there and decided that perhaps it would be wise to just walk today as my quads and calves were still very sore. I don’t want to do anything that will keep me from running for a longer period!! I walked the perimeter route with Brenda and Dennis and then came home after grocery shopping and walked part of the inlet trail to finish up my 8km for the day. There must have been a race for the local middle school kids as there were chalk messages all over the inlet path. It was neat because I recognized some of the unique names of children I have taught! This one was my favorite:)My legs actually felt okay walking, though I’m still in pain trying to go up or down stairs. I must have really done a number with those lunges! It has until tomorrow morning to recover!

Baking:

I am once again doing the Fantastic Bake a Long that Tracy hosts. She is the star baker this month and chose these Maple Nut Scones.

I always enjoy making scones as they are a quick baked good that goes well with tea, though my gluten free, dairy free ones often seem dry and I also often make them too thin. I was curious to see how these would turn out for me.

I, of course, had to make a few adjustments to the recipe due to my allergies. I will tell you about my substitutions, but otherwise I just followed the recipe exactly.

For the flour I used Bob’s Redmill Cup for Cup flour. I like this brand as the results are usually good when I don’t have time to make up my own flour mixture.

I didn’t have any vegan cream as I’ve only found that in the US so far, so I used regular coconut milk in the scone recipe and vanilla almond milk in the glaze.

I also used Earth Balance Vegan Buttery spread for the butter. This is by far my favorite butter substitute so far:)

The recipe went together quickly and I am happy that I remembered to make them smaller and thicker at the last moment.

I had to bake mine a little longer- about 18 minutes, but that was my only change, through I should have waited longer to put the glaze and nuts on, but I was just too impatient to try them!

They turned out amazing! I have to admit I ate two today😣. I will need to take the rest to work so I quit eating them. I tried them warm and cold and they were good both ways. I’ve never had such flakey gf/df scones before!! I think this just became my go-to scone recipe and I am already wondering if I could change the flavoring and still have them turn out. Something to try for sure!!!

Crafting:

I got 1/3 of my rug square done today. I just couldn’t concentrate on it as I had a knitting project I wanted to finish! I know Kathy would like a progress picture, but I think I’ll wait until I finish this square.

Reading:

As I was working on my rug, I finally got back to listening to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens on LibriVox. I feel as though I probably have read this, but I obviously don’t remember much so I’m enjoying it.

Knitting:

I have been very busy knitting today as it is getting to the end of the month and I had only done one project for HPKCHC this month, plus I wanted to get to a new number in my stash!

My friend Brenda had made a sleep sac back in November and when she saw how much white baby yarn I had (after I gave her a skein for a project) she suggested I do one too. I needed to either do two stitch patterns or two colours. Well I tried doing stickinette and double moss stripes and then stockinette and basket weave stripes and didn’t really feel like either showed up well, so I looked and found the same yarn in yellow and went with yellow and white stripes. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about this project, but now I am super happy about it! It reminds me of summer sorbet, but it would be great for a winter baby as both the sac and cap are knit holding two strands of dk yarn so they are thick and warm! I used the pattern Baby Cocoon and Cap by Kim Kotary which is a free pattern on ravelry. I only changed it by holding two strands instead of one and doing stripes. I used Cherub baby dk yarn.

I love the end result and I love how quickly it Knit up!! Done in a day:)

Other than knitting and baking all I really got accomplished was my tub drain cleaned out of my hair and my dishwasher loaded and turned on:(. I guess one of these days I should really do something important around the house, rather than my hobbies🤣

I saw this on Facebook- maybe I should try following it?

Well, that’s it for me today.

Have fun!

AJ

27 thoughts on “Fantastic Bake Along- Maple Nut Scones

  1. I knew you would make the modified scones look and taste delicious!!! Way to go! 😊Great expectations is one of my favorite reads. That Miss Haversham is a real peach! Thanks for joining along in the Bake Along. I always enjoy baking with you:)❤️❤️

  2. sounds like a great day. I need to follow a cleaning schedule more than I do, I find it odd that they are cleaning windows in Dec, I don’t think that would be the outside of the windows? the baby sac is really cute, I like that color combination a lot.

  3. I’m glad your scones turned out so well! They sure look great! I had to half my recipe or I’d have eaten the whole batch, as it was four was great. Yes, I have made it my mission 😆 to help you finish that rug! I will encourage (nag) you so that you are a happy camper when it is finished!

  4. The maple scones looked very delicious – warm or cold! That list of household chores left me feeling like a slacker. 😦 I will try to do better once Winter is here again.

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I looked at a couple of things and wondered if I had done them in the ten years I’ve lived here🤣

      1. I know what you mean – I looked at the list and thought to myself that I’d feel worse than I already did about my housekeeping abilities.

        I know I should turn the mattress over and rotate it, etc – no one to help do that … it has been like that, same position, for a very long time. I’m not my mother’s daughter in housekeeping abilities … like you, I got all my mother’s other better traits. 🙂

  5. haha I’m the same as you for chores, I never really follow through with them, thankfully my hubby is a champion and reminds me when I need to do more housework (he actually does most of it, he is so good!) love the scones, I’m happy they worked for you with the modifications and the baby hat and cocoon look so cute too!

    1. Oh that’s great you have a cleaning husband!!!
      Yup I might just make more scones tonight for a breakfast I’m going to on Friday morning

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