- 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 Food.com. 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
1⁄2 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.
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.