Cheese Scones and TOTAL Greek Yogurt
Having been lucky enough to receive a second fridge load of 0%fat and full fat TOTAL Greek yogurt, I set to with a will. I got a bowl out of the cupboard, a spoon out of the drawer and tucked in to my favourite full fat variety with no additional embellishments – it’s so creamy and delicious none were needed.
- Rubbed 1oz cold unsalted butter into 8oz flour (2oz wholemeal, 6oz white), 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda, 1 tsp cream of tarter, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp mustard powder and a pinch of cayenne until mixture resembled breadcrumbs.
- Stirred in 3oz grated cheddar.
- Mixed in 1 egg, 2 large tbsp of TOTAL full fat yogurt and enough water to form the mixture into a soft dough.
- Worked quickly with my hands to form this into a round about 3/4 inch thick then cut out into 5 rounds (these were large scones, so a medium size cutter would produce 8 or 9).
- Baked at 200C for 12 mins.
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As regular readers of my blog will know, since I received the first fridge load of this yogurt I have been a total convert to its use in baking. My cakes have never been as good – it adds a reliable moistness and gives additional flavour, body and rise which I really value. I almost feel that something is lacking if I don’t use it now. 0% fat and full fat versions are both equally as good, although being a fat loving kind of girl, I prefer the latter. These are some of the cakes I’ve made.
As well as using the full fat yogurt to accompany curries and on my breakfast muesli, it also went really well with beetroot. I just mixed in boiled beetroot that was left to cool and then cut into chunks with the yogurt, a pinch of salt, some pepper and finely chopped dill. This worked well with golden beets, but produced a bright pink concotion when using purple beets. Yum, if only my beetroot had been more successful this year, I would have eaten a lot more of it.
The only fault I have to find with this yogurt is that it is not organic. I can only hope this is something they will rectify in the future.