Saturday, April 9, 2011

Maple Oat Scones

In need of a delicious, homemade and portable breakfast, I decided that I needed to make a batch of scones. Since maple is one of my favorite flavors (and aromas), I settled on adapting a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, combining the sweetness of maple syrup with the texture of rolled oats. It's a straightforward recipe (if you bake at all you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already). If you don't think you'll be able to finish one batch before they go stale, you can also freeze them and they'll keep for weeks.


2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
3/4 cups butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut butter into pieces and use a pastry blender to to work the butter into the flour until it resembles pea-sized crumbs. Add milk and maple syrup to the flour and use your hands to make the dough. You can add additional milk if it feels too dry. Roll the dough into a ball and flatten it into a circle, and then use a knife to cut it into wedges. Lay the scones on a greased baking pan, brush with milk (or egg) and sprinkle with sugar.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...