Spiced Carrot Scones

I accidentally double bought carrots. Have you ever done that? I didn’t realize I had a bag in the fridge already, and bought another one, now I’m up to my ears in carrots. I’ve been surfing the internets trying to find some new way to use them and came across this carrot muffin recipe. I think my DIY self-rising flour failed me this time around because these “muffins” didn’t rise very much, so now they are scones. Very tasty scones at that! Now, what to do with the other bag and a half of carrots I have left?

Spiced Carrot Scones recipe adapted from Love and Other Spices 

2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup carrot finely grated
few shallots,spring onions finely chopped
1/2 cup grated cheese **I used pepperjack
zest of 1 lemon
1/2″ inch ginger finely grated
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
dash of kashmiri chili powder,cumin powder and ground pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.Spray 12 muffin tins to grease.
Sift the flour in a large bowl.Add carrots,shallots,spring onions and cheese.Add the spices.Combine the veggies with the flour to coat them.
In a separate bowl,whisk the eggs,milk,vegetable oil or melted butter.Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently fold until everything is combined. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins.Bake in the pre-heated oven for around 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack

So the exciting news from yesterday is that I got to accompany my friend to her ultrasound to find out the sex of her baby, and it’s not Baby Betsy after all, its a boy! What an exciting, interesting and emotional experience. The absolute best part was the fact that her husband was able to Skype in from Afghanistan to witness the announcement. He flipped on all the lights in the dorm and woke up all his roommates (it was the middle of the night there) exclaiming “I’m having a boy!!” It brought tears to my eyes. I can’t think of two people more deserving of that kind of happiness.

I’m looking forward to brainstorming baby boy names, and nursery decor for the next 5 months! Suggestions welcome!



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