18 October 2010

Why I Didn't Get Much Stitching Done...


Oatmeal Scones, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

Once upon a time, I did a LOT of baking! Living on a small income when the kids were young, I made most of our food from scratch and baked most of our bread. Now that I'm an empty nester, I don't do much baking as I usually end up with way too much! But with autumn's cooler temps, I've been wanting to bake again, so today I baked a batch of our favorite Oatmeal Scones.

OAT SCONES

8 - 16 Scones
425 degrees F
12 to 15 minutes

Combine in a bowl:
- 1 ½ c. flour
- 1 ½ c. old fashioned oats
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 Tbls. baking powder
- 1 tsp. Creme of tartar
- ½ c. currants
(optional but this is my favorite way to have them!)

Add to flour mixture:
- 2/3 c. margarine or butter, melted
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/3 c. milk


Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Mold together into a ball with hands. Spread on counter top:
handful of oats
For large scones: Place ball of dough onto oats and press into 8" diameter circle. Cut with a large knife into 8 to 12 wedges.
For small scones (the way I like them): Divide dough into 2 balls, and press into 6-8” diameter circle. Cut with large knife into 8 wedges each.
Place wedges onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or till light golden brown.

Serve with butter, jam or slices of hard cheese or as an accompaniment to a hearty soup or stew. Enjoy!

page for Paige
This past weekend, my sister and I spent 3 days scrap-booking at our local scrapbook store in Flagstaff, About Memories & More. It was the annual "Scrap Pink" weekend, with a focus on raising money for breast cancer, and this year, our focus was a local nurse and wife of a local firefighter who found out she had advanced breast cancer just a month after having her first baby. She wanted to make sure she got all of her baby's pictures in an album, so we each made a page for Paige. I wish I had a picture of all of the pages as they turned out so cute!

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In spare moments, I've been working on various sewing projects, but Miss Mollie seems to think that I should be paying attention to her instead! Needless to say, I haven't done much stitching this week!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The scones look and sound really good!!! I hope you can keep us updated on the mom with breast cancer. Even though it is advanced I'm hoping everything will work out okay. And, Mollie looks like she has taken over with your project:)

Marty52 said...

Yummy looking scones, Lisa... I've never made them but I've been collecting recipes to try so I'll add this one to the list. Thanks!

Laura said...

I love your scrapbooking page :) so cheerful and cute... the schones look really yummy. I will try that recipe sometime :) And you have an ADORABLE cat...

Hugs,
Laura

Sandra said...

These look wonderful and will make for breakfast tomorrow morning. Thanks!

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