This is our third time participating in The Secret Recipe Club. So far it has been a fun run. For our first assignment we made Cherry & Coconut Bars. Last month we made an amazing Manchego Jalapeno Cornbread. Which brings us to this month. Our assignment – Jam Hands.
Ali from Jam Hands makes a lot of sweets which all sounded great and I wish I could have made and eaten all of her sweet goodness. Unfortunately I am on a hard cord diet as Jason and I are going to Santorini very soon. With that said, I chose the Banana Ice Cream which is embarrassingly easy, but deserves to be shared!
It was also very timely that she had this recipe on her blog because I recently saw Claire Robinson from 5 Ingredient Fix make this exact thing and I had it on my to do list.
As it is only 1 ingredient it is extremely healthy and low calorie. It is creamy like gelato (I swear!) without the fat and calories. You can also add a little chocolate syrup or peanut butter to the mix to increase deliciousness.
This is a recipe we did for Spa Week during the Royal Wedding, but I thought I would revisit it because who doesn’t love a good scone. Or Kate Middleton for that matter.
FACTS ABOUT SCONES
* Scones is actually pronounced Sc-ahns, which rhymes with John. Thanks Rosie Pope!
* Scones although still British actually came from Scotland.
* Scones can be eaten anytime of the day, but are usually served at breakfast or with Afternoon Tea.
* Scones are served with jam, butter, lemon curd, and clotted cream.
* Scones are delish!
This recipe has been taken from the Queen of English Cooking herself, Nigella Lawson and in true Chefanies “healthier cooking” fashion we turned it into a more dainty and light version. We substituted whole wheat flour for the All Purpose Flour and used low fat buttermilk but by all means go ahead and use the whole fat products if you please. We also made them mini because everything looks cuter when it is small. We used Currants because they are high vitamin C and antioxidants which is great for keeping you looking young!