Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Romancing the Stone

Over the weekend I had a couple opportunities to bake on a pizza stone.  I've attempted baking on a stone before and never had the best of luck.  But, that all changed and now, and I'm in love!  The scones I made came out beautifully.  The bottoms weren't burnt, the outside was nice and crisp and the inside was soft and completely baked through.  Baking stones help to evenly distribute heat to whatever is being baked.  It only enhanced a good recipe!  I made a batch of these twice, and both days they were gobbled... 

Blueberry Scones on the baking stone

A beautiful way to start a Saturday morning

"Burp... Can I have another one?"

Blueberry Scones with a Crumble 

11/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 c white flour

1 cup cup oats

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking powder

pinch of cinn. 

pinch of salt

1/4 cup canola oil

3/4 cup water or rice milk

A squeeze of a lemon

Cup of blueberries

Mix the dry ingredients together. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients and add them to the dry.  Gently fold the bluberries into the batter and form into triangles, hearts, circles or any other shape.  Place on to a preheated pizza stone and generously sprinkle brown sugar and a few oats on top of them.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.  Enjoy warm! 

How could we not make some pizza on the stone?  It was soo soo good!  The crust came out soo much better than if we were to use our regular pizza pan.  Crispy on the outside and fluffier on the inside.  Beautiful!  

Garden pizza with a whole wheat crust

I'm so glad I had such success baking on the stone.  I'll be recommending it to everyone I know for the rest of the week!  


  1. I work with Marc here at Bellin and he steered me towards your blog to view pictures of Baker (I was on maternity leave while Baker visited and I was intrigued!).

    There is no way that I can't comment on your photos....cookbook material without a doubt. I am in no way a vegan, but your recipes and photos are fabulous! Those of us who viewed your blog in the office agree that a vegan cookbook showcasing your photos and recipes would be a hot sell.

    Great job and good if we could just get Marc to bring samples of your cooking :)


  2. Baking stones rock! The scones look so yummy. I might have to try them, but I think I'll use some of those peaches I got from Mom instead of blueberries.

  3. Oh! Peaches would be delicious!