Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Breakfast Yum!

This morning we made homemade Cherry Oat Scones. We started out gathering all of our ingredients and getting them "Maggie ready" so she could participate in making breakfast. We also got our teapot and teacups out so we could make some tea as well. We have made this recipe once before. If you read my old blog you probably will recognize the recipe. And possibly the picture! They were delicious! Good enough to share the recipe! So here it is!

Cherry Oat Scones
Preheat oven to 375 and place rack in center oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup dried cranberries or cherries (we used cherries)
Zest of one lemon or orange (we had lemon)
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
Pink Sprinkles: optional!

Egg Wash: 1 large egg & 1 tablespoon milk or cream

Add all dry ingredients and mix together. The add in butter using two knives or a pastry blender. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the dried fruit and zest and mix until combined. Stir in buttermilk, (adding more if necessary) and mix just until the dough comes together. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead the dough four or five times and then pat, or roll the dough into a circle that is 7 inches round and about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut this circle into 8 triangular sections. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet. Make the egg wash and brush on tops of scones. We then sprinkled pink colored sugar on top. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool.

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