Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oaty Walnut and Cheese Scones

This weekend was quite a lazy one for me. I didn't end up going to work out on Sunday after all... I ended up sleeping in instead. We ended up going to the bar and having quite a few rounds of beer and great conversation, so I didn't feel like going lifting today either. I fully intended to do some cardio in the evening but then it started pouring with rain. Tomorrow is another day!

I have been having some good eats though! Despite my training being rather dismal, my diet has been quite good (minus yesterday's beer of course). I've been counting my calories faithfully and making sure I get enough protein. For the past two days we've been having Oaty Walnut and Cheese Scones for breakfast, taken from Gordon Ramsay's book, Healthy Appetite. I never even thought of this combination but it is GOOD! Yesterday I served it with scrambled eggs and today I served it with a light fruit salad topped with creamy vanilla yoghurt and raw almonds *drool*

Here's the recipe.

Oaty Walnut and Cheese Scones

Heat oven to 180 degrees C. Put 350g self raising flour into a large bowl and stir in 2tsp baking powder, 1 tsp fine sea salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Dice 60g butter and rub into the flour mix using your fingertips until it resembles fine crumbs. Stir in 150g rolled oats, 100g grated mature cheddar and 100g chopped walnuts. make a well in the center and add 2 beaten large eggs and 9 tsp buttermilk. Mix until the dough comes together, adding a little more buttermilk if needed.
Gently roll our on a lightly floured surface to a 2.5cm thickness and stamp our rounds with a 6cm cutter. Place, slightly apart, on a baking sheet, then brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with 1tsp rolled oats. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with soft cheese and chutney. Makes 10-12.

Tonight for dinner I made roasted chicken with roasted veggies. It was so good and the chicken was sooo tender and tasty! I seasoned it with olive oil, sea salt, cracked pepper, five spice and dried herbs. The veggies were basted with the chicken juices and I sprinkled paprika on the brussel sprouts. Nom nom....


  1. Sounds good. Why only 2 weight sessions? I'm liking that Choco-Monkey protein shake. yummers.

  2. Cos I feel like it. LOL... plus the gym has downsized and we have limited access to the "good" equipment now.