BROWN SUGAR AND OAT SCONES

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

This is supposed to be the REAL way to make scones, not too sweet but just sweet enough. There are many kinds of scones, but this one has a special appeal, made with so many good things.
Recipe & photo: slate.com


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Serves:

8

Prep:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

oil or butter
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour, plus more more for rolling
3/4 c
rolled oats
1/4 c
brown sugar
2 tsp
baking powder
3/4 tsp
salt
1 pinch
nutmeg
1 1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
(8 tbsp.) cold unsalted butter
2/3 c
heavy cream
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon.
2
Add 7 Tbsp. of the butter and blend with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cream and vanilla and stir just until combined. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead 5 or 6 times.
3
Transfer the dough to a greased baking sheet and roll or press it into an 8-inch circle. Melt the remaining 1 Tbsp. butter and brush the dough with it.
4
Combine the remaining 1/4 tsp. cinnamon with the sugar and sprinkle it over the dough. Cut the dough into 8 equal wedges and separate them just enough that they no longer touch.
5
Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Oats, #cinnamon