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Buttermilk Scones

If you watched old episodes of the TV show Baking With Julia on PBS, you may recognize this recipe.  It’s from Julia Childs cookbook titled, Baking With Julia.

3 cups Whole Wheat Pastry flour
1/3 cup Organic Sugar
2 -1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
3/4 tsp Salt
6 ounces cold Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, cut into small pieces (can use unsalted butter too)
1 cup (approximately) buttermilk (I used reduced fat)

(2 ounces) Earth Balance Vegan buttery Sticks or unsalted butter, melted, for brushing
Sugar for dusting

Optional: ground cinnamon, nuts, dried fruit

Homemade Croissants

Folks, there is nothing and I mean NOTHING like a homemade croissant.  Yes, they are time consuming to make and they also take some patience.  But they are the best tasting croissants you’ll ever try. I urge you to give them a try when you have a free day or two.

1 ounce yeast
3  3/4 cups cake flour (as in most of my recipes, I used whole wheat pastry flour)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk (I used almond milk but any full fat milk can be used)

For the butter:

4  1/2 (1 pound, 2 ounces) cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2 inch.  (You can use Earth Balance, Smart Balance or any other substitute but make sure it is very cold)
2 tbsp flour