Recipe: Carrot Scones

You know I usually do not post recipes but this one here will surprise and impress you! I am a person that collects pieces of paper from recipes that catch my eye or appetite from any magazine I read and then puts these pieces into one huge folder. At this time, I believe I will never find the time to cook or bake all of them, ever 😀 But I always have a nice collection of recipes at hand for any occasion and as most of them are out of magazines focusing on organic, sustainable issues I always end up eating healthy food even if it is something sweet.

Now let me present to you the amazing Carrot Scones I discovered in the Eve magazine:

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As the magazine is written in German, I will translate it for you.

Recipe:

  • 2 organic carrots, cut into large pieces
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 1 egg (I substituted with a mixture of water and corn starch)
  • 300 g flour (I used whole grain spelt flour)
  • 60 g raw cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 85 g cold butter
  • 1 hand full walnuts, coarsely chopped

Icing:

  • powdered sugar with only a dash of water

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  1. cook carrots for 15 minutes, drain and puree, then let cool.
  2. pre heat oven to 220°C
  3. mix carrots, cream and egg/egg substitute
  4. mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Add cold butter and combine with a dough hook until the butter pieces are no bigger than a pea
  5. add carrot-cream-egg mixture and combine until homogenous
  6. put the dough onto parchment paper, form a circle. Dough should be 3 cm thick.
  7. coat with a little cream and cane sugar
  8. bake 20 minutes
  9. put icing on top and enjoy when cooled down

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benefits: there are actual vegetables inside which you do not taste! Perfect for children hating carrots or eating vegetables in general or anyone who wants to enjoy a sweet delicacy with a good conscience 😉

 

 

The inner dough is moist while the outer crust is crisp and refined with a layer of powdered sugar/icing sugar stirred into only a few drops of water. They are not too sweet, it is just the perfect amount of sweetness combined with a firm dough and the benefits of carrots 😉

We had guests while I was baking and they all came in and told me the whole flat smelled delicious. I also couldn’t resist eating a few scones right away…

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures and are now on your way to the grocery store to bake those delicious scones and post the proof and tag me – happy baking! 😉

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