Spring in Melbourne is just around the corner, and with it comes the perfect time to enjoy a lovely outdoor afternoon of delectable treats with a pot of tea. For me, the perfect afternoon tea isn’t complete without some warm scones smeared with jam and dolloped with cream. So, I present to you a healthy twist on the classic scones, jam and cream that we all love dearly. I promise that these won’t disappoint!
I used nutritious ingredients that have been a staple in certain regions for centuries, but some of which have only recently resurfaced and gained popularity:
Spelt is an ancient grain that is native to Iran and southeastern Europe. While spelt contains gluten, it is claimed that the gluten in spelt is more fragile which makes it easier to digest. Spelt also features a host of nutrients including vitamin B2,manganese, thiamin and copper.
Chia seeds are said to have been in the Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. These tiny seeds are loaded with fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Cashews are originally native to northeastern Brazil, but are now widely grown in many other tropical regions. They have a lower fat content than other nuts, and are a great source of magnesium….