of facial masks and chocolate

It all started when Target stopped carrying facial masks.  And I walked up and down the facial products aisle for ten minutes straight, half disbelieving, the other half with nothing better to do on a Friday evening (but I’m not lonely or anything).  At some point, I gave up and marched myself over to the yogurt, picked out some nonfat plain yogurt, which, it seems, only comes in containers bigger than my head.  I then marched myself into the check-out line, where the cashier was probably confused by the yogurt, nail polish, and feminine products I was purchasing.  Or maybe he wasn’t.  I never know.

As it turns out, a simple mixture of honey and yogurt makes a great facial mask, leaving your skin silky smooth and your fridge full of more plain yogurt than you’ll know what to do with.  I’ve heard that plain yogurt is supposed to make a great low-fat substitute for sour cream, if we can assume that any low-fat substitute is ever great.  I wasn’t sure I bought into it, but I attempted to substitute yogurt for sour cream in this recipe, which is commonly referred to as “biscones” due to their biscuit-like texture.  I threw in chocolate chips instead of cinnamon chips, and the results were delightful.

Photo by Nathan Clendenin

Photo by Nathan Clendenin

Nate and Bec raved that they were the “best biscones ever”, which is really saying something, given the great variety of biscones that the two of them have tried over the years.  The important message here?  Lower in fat doesn’t have to mean lower in flavor.

Who am I kidding?  The recipe still calls for 6 Tbsp. of butter!

2 Responses to “of facial masks and chocolate”

  1. I use plain nonfat yogurt with a spoonful (the portion decides if it’s teaspoon or tablespoon. I eyeball everything, and am incapable of being more specific) of corn starch as a sour cream substitute in stews, etc, all the time. I do it out of need not health because we always have yogurt but don’t always have sour cream. It works. Always.

  2. Jenny says:

    Corn starch is good to know. Thanks for the tip!

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