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  • Lucia Borzillo

We will always have Scones.

I was not planning on making scones. I was planning on making an oatmeal breakfast bar.

When I was leaving the house this morning I thought to myself that I should double-check that I had all the ingredients. Bah! I assured myself that was unnecessary.

Well no I did not have that container of steel-cut oats I was sure was in the pantry. GRRRRRR.

Not a problem. I am adaptable. I scrolled through my Pinterest board and found 2 other recipes to try. Twice I get all the ingredients out except for the one missing ingredient.

I sense a pattern here.

More scrolling and more productivity. I cleaned out the cabinet of quite a few expired items. Cornmeal that was best used by 2016!!! Bye-bye!

By this time it was 9:30 pm. I googled ingredients that I had, Blueberries, Oranges, and Oatmeal (I had the old-fashioned and quick-cooking, just not the steel-cut). Guess what recipe popped up. Scones. Seriously. I do love scones but I thought just for one Friday night we could go a different route.

Scones it was. I found this recipe on Blueberry Oat Scones. It got 6 stars in the rating so I give it a try.

Winner!! Another Scone recipe to be saved.


1 1⁄2 cups flour

3⁄4 cup quick oats

1⁄3 cup sugar

2  teaspoons baking powder

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg

1⁄3 cup butter

1  egg

1⁄2 cup  orange juice

1⁄2 teaspoon orange zest

1⁄2 cup fresh blueberries


Preheat oven 375.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the flour,oats,sugar,baking powder salt& nutmeg.

mixing well.

Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.

In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg slightly, beat in orange juice& peel.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and stir just enough to blend.

Stir in berries.

Knead into a small ball.

Put onto a cookie sheet,& with floured hands,& press into an 8-inch circle.

Cut into 10 wedges.

Brush the top of the dough with melted butter.

Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden.

Steel Cut Oats is already on next week's shopping list.

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