Friday, April 24, 2009

for the weekend

These are the only scones I ever make. I think about making others, but can't bring myself to do it. We love these too much.

Downtown Oatmeal Scones
from Pasta & Co By Request by Marcella Rosene

2/3 cup dried sour cherries
2 dried apricot halves (1/3 ounce), cut into 1/4 inch dice
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup plus 3 tablespooons flour
2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces

Preheat oven to 350F.

Soak the cherries and apricots in hot tap water for 15 minutes.

While the fruit soaks, place the buttermilk and egg in a mixing bowl. Without stirring the mixture at all, add the oatmeal and let it soak for 10 minutes.

Drain the fruit well and add it to the buttermilk mixture. Do not stir.

Place the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and butter in a food processor bowl equipped with a steel blade. Process until very well blended.

Using a circular motion, gently fold the flour mixture into the buttermilk mixture. Do not overstir.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and pat it onto a round about 1 inch thick. The dough will be very sticky. Do not add flour, and do not knead. Lightly flour a knife to keep it from sticking to the dough, and cut it into 6 equal wedges. Place the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes on the middle shelf of the oven. Check, and if necessary continue baking another 4 minutes until golden brown.

Makes 6 scones.


Purple Flowers said...

they look delicious to me, and I like their shape.

Deb_in_oz said...

they sound great. i have what may be a stupid question - do you mean oats(dry) or actual (prepared)oatmeal for the 1 cup amount. I am assuming you mean the dry ingredient.

KPiep said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'll have to try these.

Deidra said...

Mmmmm. These look yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna said...

oh i love anything with sour cherries in it. they are so rich and deep! i've got to try this scone recipe. thanks lecia

nicola said...

oh! just the kind of recipe i need! thank you!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Deb: dry oats

Fifi Flowers said...

ooooooh YUMMY!!!
ENJOY your weekend!

Paige said...

Oh, yummy! I had a scone on my way to work today (yes, breakfast in the car) and it was delish. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm gonna try and get around to making these tomorrow. Is there anything better than a really good scone???

annechovie said...

These look beyond have just inspired me! Have a wonderful weekend, Lecia!

Ivy Lane said...

Yummmmm!!! I want one! Can almost smell it from here! Happy Weekend to you and yours!

Debbie said...

i am going to try these...i will add a few mini chocolate chips...

Thimbleina said...

They look yummy

{this is glamorous} said...

Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

These look SO good! Can't wait to make them - thank you for the recipe. The combination of a good cup of coffee and a delicious oatmeal scone is one of my favorite starts to the day!

Kristin said...

I MUST make these. They look amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!