April 21, 2013

Strawberry Jam

I found fresh, small strawberries at the store that looked ideal for jam-making. My jam is so easy and quick to make. Just cook fresh fruit with some sugar over medium heat for minutes until it's thickened. I'm happy the strawberries turned out like ruby as I expected. Of course I also made some scones to go with it. My scone recipe is nearly complete. I'm excited about writing it next time.

April 12, 2013

Kinako Scone

I've made like 8 batches of scones with a variety of recipes this past month. Yes, I am persistent. My passion for finding out the best scone recipe of mine will continue for some time. This time I used some kinako (soy flour), and I've been using baking soda instead of baking powder since it seems to be healthier than baking powder is. With baking soda, I use vinegar in order to make it work enough and to prevent the harshness of it from remaining in the finished scones. The smell and sourness of the vinegar don't remain at all.

Kinako Scones -- Yields 8
1 large egg
3 tablespoon soy milk
2 tablespoon shiokoji
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar

220g flour
30g kinako
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (so little)
50g butter or margarine