Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Oat Scones

Sometimes the best recipes are those dreamed in the early hours of the morning, scribbled onto a piece of scrap paper with a green marker and popped into the oven before the house has awoken.

That’s the gist of these scones and their story. If you’re looking at the picture and thinking, “wait, I thought that scones were triangles?” then you’re thinking the same thought I was a few years ago, before my studied-in-the-UK-friend told me otherwise. Granted, scones look a lot prettier when they are shaped like triangles, but they aren’t proper.

These Oat Scones are delightfully sweet (but not too sweet) and chewy. The oats give them some healthy denseness and the chocolate chips make up for all the sugar that these delicious scones need.

Make these for breakfast, like I did, or for teatime like I should right now.

1 cup oats
1tsp salt
4T butter
1 cup milk
1 1/3 flour
2 tsp baking powder
Chocolate chips

1. preheat oven to 475f
2. mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
3. cut in butter
4. stir in milk
5. add the chocolate chips – as many as you prefer
6. spoon batter onto a greased baking sheet (the scones will not spread very much, so you can squeeze them in!)
7. bake for about 12 minutes, or until beginning to brown
8. eat while the chocolate is still melty!


P.S. These scones would probably be delicious with some chopped walnuts!

1 comment:

  1. I made these last week the day you posted them because we had an overnight guest and I wanted to make a little more for breakfast than cereal and milk. Since I had all the ingredients, I whipped them up. The 3 of us ate nearly all of them! (They made a lot...they were that yummy) Surprisingly, they went well with lemon curd that we had! I love the new blog style/themes!!