Kinda the coolest week ever.
Last Sunday I joined Sundays with Joy, a group that is baking their way through the Joy the Baker Cookbook. Pretty awesome right? However, it seems I joined a bit late, as last week they already posted these beauties (obviously mine are a bit different but we will get to that later). This week they are posting Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins and since I already posted them in September, I had a chance to catch up.
I made White Whole Wheat Powerberry Scones. Now, normally I put these babies in my Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies but they worked so great in the scones! It was almost like biting into a candy scone. Cool right? Antioxidant filled candy scones. Have I told you that I really never liked scones? I had them once, they were kind of hard and dry and not pleasant so I don’t know how many I would have gone on to make or have. EVERYTHING has changed! Joy mentions at the end of the recipe that they are best the day they are made and that is for sure. However my husband who has been bugging me to “just make some chocolate chip cookies” and has been turning up his nose at most other things that I have been baking, really liked these and even ate the last one two days later. These were not dry or hard. They were soft and moist and yummy. I am sad they are gone.
I am not leaving you the recipe because we want you to buy the book, but along with swapping the raspberries for the powerberries, I made them with white whole wheat flour, omitted all the spice and added a tablespoon of sugar to the dry ingredients and a teaspoon of vanilla to the wet. Since I am sad they are gone though, I think I will make another batch with the spices and some frozen cranberries that I have tucked away.
I think I will only post GeekLinks on Sundays with Joy posts sparingly but do you want to know the other reasons why this is the best week ever? My teenage niece called me up (she never calls!) to ask me what I was doing this weekend (I know she totally knew I was going to see The Avengers and I totally knew that she wanted to go) so I invited her to come see the Avengers with us. So after my daughter’s soccer game, I took them all to the comic book store for Free Comic Book Day (I could totally tell she was impressed that I knew about that). Went to lunch and then the movie (which was completely awesome, by the way) Then when we got home the girls got caught up on My Little Pony youtube videos (insert eyeroll here, they are ALL completely obsessed including my niece). Then we watched Doctor Who on Netflix. Matt Smith is “her” doctor which is great but I want her to watch from the reboot and she kept asking when we would get to David Tennant because she just wanted to get to Matt Smith. So I skipped all the gems that are the Slitheen episodes. I was bummed, they make me laugh. But all in all, a totally surprising, amazing, fun filled totally nerdy weekend!