Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2010. With every new year comes New Year’s resolutions and starting-off the new year with healthy eating habits is always at the top of the list. A great way to begin incorporating healthy foods and drinks into your every day routine is to try to bringing in one new healthy food a day. It is rather easy and takes very little thought or effort and before you know it, you’ve accomplished a good habit without even really trying!
January is NATIONAL HOT TEA MONTH month and there are many benefits of drinking tea. http://www.farsinet.com/hottea/medicalbenefits.html http://
Children love to have tea parties and what a wonderful way to introduce herbal teas and serve a cup of tea with fresh fruits and scones for a cozy afternoon treat. Check -out children’s herbal teas at these sites. KIDS COOKING SHOP http://kidscookingshop.com/tea-sets-pretend-cooking/tea-sets-kids-teas-drink-mixes?page=1
LEE MIDDLETON TEAS http://www.completelytea.com/site/1597102/page/852118
Here’s a recipe for some scrumptious scones from my PINK PRINCESS TEA PARTY COOKBOOK http://kidscookingshop.com/author-signed-tea-parties
PEANUTBUTTER AND JELLY SCONES Makes 8-10
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
2 room temperature eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup of your favorite jam
Let’s Get Mixing!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Foil line a sheet pan and spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Sprinkle the butter cubes over the flour mixture. With your fingers or two knives used scissors fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add the peanut butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Knead with your hands until dough clumps together. Remove dough from bowl and place on a lightly floured work area. Pat the dough into a 1/2-inch thickness.
- Using a floured 2-1/2 to 3- inch crinkled round biscuit cutter, cut rounds from the dough. Put a teaspoon of jam on one round and place another round of dough on top of that. Pinch the edges together to seal shut, place on prepared sheet pan. Continue until all scones are assembled.
- Bake 15- 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or room temperature.
Batter Up Kids-friendly Kitchen Tips
- Kids can make scones with their choice of jam.
- Instead of jam, sprinkle 2 teaspoons of chocolate chips or dried cranberries or cherries.