Friday, November 5, 2010

For my sister

I made scones. Bowman's mom made scones and then requested I make some and tell her how they were, so I did. As you can see, I had an abundance of apples from the apple picking adventure so I went with these Oatmeal Apple Scones from Mr.

First I mixed all these:
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats (quick or old-fashioned)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Then I cut in:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter -
until the mixture looked like wet sand, or just kind of chunky. Then I whisked together:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
And added it to the sand-like mixture. Then I added the
  • 3/4 cup diced apple
and BAM! The dough:

The hard part was that you had to just plop it down on a greased pan and cut it into wedges. It was very inexact.

And voila! Scones! This sounds weird but they were a little too moist for my liking. Usually when I eat scones I like it to be a little dry so I'm not sure how I would tweak the recipe, but maybe next time I'll try a different one.


Bowman Carlson said...

Mom appreciates the effort, and wonders if roasting the apples a bit first would cut back on their water-content and help the scones dry up. If she has time, she might try to make these this week.

Elizabeth said...

I just had a coconut pecan scone this weekend that was pretty fab.