Until not too long ago, I didn’t consider myself a “reading-person”. I mean, I LOVE reading blogs, magazines and online articles about many things. But books have never been on that list, at least not until about a year ago.
I did some calculations and realized how much time I spend in public transports. From Monday to Friday, I spend about 2 hours and 15 minutes A DAY on buses to go to my classes and come back home. That’s about 11-12 hours a week! I don’t even want to go in how much time that sums up in a month.
Most of the time, I used to be on my phone catching up with my parents or friends, facebooking, pinteresting, etc. How much wasted time!!! Many people have told me that I should use that time to study. But really, how comfortable is that? Plus, I’m way too of a visual person so I’m always drawing/writing things when I’m studying. Those are not fun things to do in a bus! I finally came up with the great idea of reading books, that way I can learn about many other things and get distracted for a while.
I’ve read quite a few books and things have been going great. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to read Anne Frank’s Diary. Before reading it, I thought it was a book for adolescents but it turns out it’s for young adults, and since it’s a light-reading I thought it was perfect for exams’ weeks. Also, I really like stories around the 1940s and I didn’t know much about Anne’s life.
Before I continue, if you haven’t read that book and are planning to, stop reading, spoiler alert!
So, even though before I read it I already knew that Anne was going to die, I didn’t know how. Somehow I thought she died in the annex, but no. She died in a concentration camp, poor girl! As soon as I finished the book I got really sad for her and all the other people who had to live such things.
I’m also feeling incredibly thankful. Simple things like water, bread and fresh air can be taken for granted and yet, they are so important in our lives.
Well, I felt like sharing my thoughts, but now back to food! I was craving cinnamon rolls the other day but making scones has been on my mind for a while...so I made two in one! I suggest you have one for breakfast with coffee and fruits. They were pretty delicious!
Serves 8 scones, 30 minutes
-1 and 1/3 cups of whole wheat flour
-2/3 cup all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/3 teaspoon baking soda
-1/3 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup light margarine (cold)
-1 egg (separated egg whites and yolk)
-3 tablespoons of honey
-1/3 cup skim milk
-2 tablespoons brown sugar
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-Preheat oven to 400◦F
-In a big bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
-Add margarine teaspoon by teaspoon and combine thoroughly with the help of a fork. Mixture should get crumbly without pieces of margarine.
-In a separate small bowl, combine the egg yolk, honey and milk. Mix well.
-Add this mixture into the flour mixture and combine well. Use your hands to finish combining and form a ball.
-Add the ball to a lightly flouted surface and roll into a circle until it’s approximately 2cm think.
-Cut into 8 equally-sized triangle pieces.
-Lightly grease a baking tray and add the dough into it. Then, brush the egg whites on top of the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
-Bake for 10-12 minutes.
I did a glaze by mixing 0% Greek yogurt, peanut butter and a splash of honey. Enjoy it!
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Adapted from Money Saving Mom