Tirnanog's Scones

Posted by tirnanog of the Clan MacSpam on April 20, 1997 at 07:57:52:

To celebrate the end of re-run hell, and maybe just for fun, why not make some piping hot scones to enjoy while watching the first new epi we've seen for ages--The Stone of Scone?

Below is one of my favorite recipes, for hearty oat scones. Enjoy!

Oat Scones:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup oatmeal

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 cup margarine or butter, chilled

1/2 cup dried fruit, like cherries, blueberries, currants or cranberries

1/3 cup skim milk

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1 egg, beaten lightly


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well. Cut in margarine or butter with pastry blender, fork, or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in fruit. Add milk, yogurt, and egg, and mix just until all ingredients are moistened. Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead or pat gently into 2 circles about 3/4" thick. The less you work the dough, the less likely it will be that the scones will resemble stones. Sprinkle with a little sugar & cinnamon, then cut each circle into 5 wedges. Bake 10-14 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm, with butter and/or jam.


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