Monday, November 1, 2010

apple oat scones

I saw a recipe this past week for maple oat scones. It sounded interesting. After I glanced through it, I thought with a few modifications I could make it into apple oat scones. A recipe idea that I had been wanting to try but didn't want to venture too far the path of unknown, I wanted to use someone else's recipe. I was delighted with how the scones turned out, with my modifications, and am encouraged to modify more new recipes. 
We had these lovely treats fresh with creamy hot cocoa, they accompanied bowls of steaming pumpkin soup and will be enjoyed again today for our tea. I will tell you all about our tea tradition in another post, it's something we've established since being in Montreal and has nothing at all to do with Montreal, just the season of life we're in right now.
I was pleased at the small-ish amount of sugar, and the fact that they have oats and whole wheat flour in them making them a more healthy treat. They were more like an oatcake than scone but still very yummy. And they are perfect enjoyed on a grey-ish day like today. I just finished reading The Hobbit, a book I started this summer and have been reading bits of it aloud to Kilmeny. And then reading long bits by myself. Reading Tolkien always makes me hungry, if the hobbits aren't eating, they're talking about eating and they do have the most delightful descriptions. 

On to the recipe. 

Apple Oat Scones adapted from  here
1 c. unbleached flour
1/2 c. whole-wheat flour
1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
2 t ground flax seed
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 c. butter, cut into pieces
3/4 c. buttermilk
1 egg
1 apple, chopped

Measure flours, ground flax seed oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt into bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles large crumbs. 
Combine buttermilk and egg. Mix with dry crumb mixture until dough forms. Too much handling will result in tough scones. Turn onto lightly floured surface, knead three or four times with floury hands. Dough will be sticky. 
Shape dough into large flat round or 8 small flat rounds (it's totally your preference, I did one middle-ish sized one and four small scones)
Place scones on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees. 
Enjoy with your favorite hot beverage and a good book (may I recommend The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien?) or a good friend.

And because it's Monday, because we're feeling so grateful and because counting your blessings is a great way to banish the greyness....I'm not sure why I'm talking about the grey so much today, the skies are grey but my spirit is light. 
- glorious light on the maple trees as the sun sets
- music that speaks the truth about Christ 
- grace and provision for today, that's all we ever need 
- a vacuum 
- a washer and dryer 
- grace
- amazing and incredible, to-the-detail provision of a need 
- a brand-new month 
- the sheer delight of being an aunt to an niece, another little girl in my life
- family

holy experience


  1. What a PERFECT thing to eat whilst reading a Tolkien book! :-) Bliss. :-)

  2. Your recipe sounds delicious. Can't wait to try them. You have a beautiful blog. Blessings here. :)



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