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