Monday, August 22, 2016

Gluten Free Scones

I love scones but I can't consume wheat anymore, I was looking for a gluten free recipe but I couldn't find any that I liked. I'm not going to settle for flavorless, weird texture scones just because I can't use regular flour anymore. I came up with my own recipe, full of flavor, good consistency scones.

Notes:

  1. I used brown rice flour, it works the best for me. You're more than welcome to try your favorite flour, adjust the amount and let me know how it came out.
  2. My almond meal is home made, I put the almonds in a Vitamix and grind them until they become very fine. You can use a coffee grinder too.
  3. I used raisins in my recipe, you can use cranberries or any other dry fruit, nuts or seeds or a combo.
  4. I used ice-cream scooper size 24, 1 1/3 OZ
Recipe: 

Make 9 scones

1 1/4 cups brown rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup almond meal (homemade, see notes)
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup + 2 tbs sour cream
2 tbs honey
1 lemon grind
1/4 cup raisins or any other dry fruit, nuts or seeds

What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda, almond meal and salt in a bowl.
  4. Add the sour cream, honey, lemon grind and raisins to the flour mix. Mis until all the ingredients come together. The dough is pretty wet.
  5. With an ice-cream scooper make 9 scoops on your baking sheet, make sure to leave space around each one. Flatten each scoop a little with a tablespoon.
  6. Bake the scones for 12-14 minutes or until they are golden brown.
They taste the best when they are warm after they cool down a little, but you can eat them cold too. 

Enjoy.



Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dirt-Poster

Designed by Roland Reiner Tiangco, Dirt Poster requires your participation to complete it. The back side of each poster is covered with a layer of ink, which you need to “paint” onto the front side the poster, to reveal the message that has been spot-varnished onto the paper. Awesome! Swissmiss

Monday, July 18, 2016

Fairytales


I went to see Tarzan over the weekend, it was beautiful, romantic and very well done. I read some interesting facts about fairytales. • Fairy tales do teach some valuable lessons no doubt, such as do not trust strangers, be happy with who you are and do not judge a book by its cover. However, there are also some negative aspects of fairy tales. Although fairy tales may seem fun and innocent from the outside, they are teaching children false ideas about love, gender roles and concepts of good versus evil, which can lead to problems later on with extremely high expectations, depression, body image issues and an unreal look on life... –Livefyre More here

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Science Agency



Krasnogorie (Red Mountains) is a Ural brand of meat delicacies and sausages from the Chelyabinsk meat processing plant. Science Agency came up with their new logo and packaging. Beautiful and smart solution. More here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Gardener in West LA

I'm looking for a gardener in the West LA area to help me with my vegetable, fruit and herb garden. He/she will need to maintain the garden weekly, clean, prune, plant and harvest when needed etc. If you know of someone please let me know. Thanks.