It's been SO cold here this week. Tonight, I wanted to make something cozy and warm but more filling than a soup. I made my mom's egg and sausage casserole. I added spinach and shredded potatoes for more substance. Tonight's side dishes were fruit salad and my favorite scones. I know the recipe by heart because I make them about once a week. They are great with a cup of Chai tea.
yields 8-10 scones
1 ½ C all purpose flour ¾ C rolled oats
¼ C firmly packed brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon
½ C butter ½ C buttermilk
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie pan. In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, bakind powder, salt and cinnamon; mix well. With pastry knife, cut butter into flour mixture.
Add buttermilk all at once and stir until moist. Mix with hands and form 8-12 balls of dough. Place dough on cookie sheets and flatten with your hand, 1 in thick.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
*Add dried cranberries and nuts. Mix in with dry ingredients after cutting in butter and before adding buttermilk.
*Top with: 1 Tbsp melted butter, 1 Tbsp sugar, ¼ tsp cinnamon mixed well and sprinkled.