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Apparently, There Is Such a Thing as TOO Healthy

This morning I made apple-walnut scones. The recipe was low-fat, which was good, and called for wheat germ, which was also good, but it also used 2 cups of white flour, which isn’t so good. I figured I could make a good thing even better by swapping in 1 cup of whole wheat flour for half of that. Uh, no.

About a year ago I bitched here about vegan baked goods. While these scones aren’t vegan—they’ve got a few tablespoons of butter—they sure did taste like they were. Very strong wheat flavor, only a hint of sweetness, and a texture that was a little too leaden. I’m not going to give you the recipe, since I wouldn’t recommend that anyone else try these health bombs. In fact, they’ll probably go stale before we finish them, they’re that dull.

For my next act, I may have to bake some chocolate chip cookies. A friend just had surgery and I think she could use a little pick-me-up. And maybe, just maybe, it’ll undo some of the uber-virtuous karma I built up this morning.

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