Saturday, 1 September 2007

Cooked Oatmeal Scones

Which is to say; scones that are made with leftover cooked oatmeal, rather than oatmeal scones that get cooked since there's nothing out of the ordinary about that.

This is a fairly plain, basic scone recipe. They're lovely, I think, with just a bit of honey or jam and butter to top them, but they are also easily dressed up by adding raisins or other dried fruit pieces, lemon or orange zest, chocolate chips etc to the dough.

8 to 12 scones
30 minutes - 15 minutes prep time

Cooked Oatmeal Scones2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup cooked oatmeal
2/3 cup milk
1 3/4 cups soft whole wheat flour (or a bit more)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt the butter and honey together, and mix them into the cool, cooked oatmeal. (If you are really on top of making these, you can mix the butter and honey into the oatmeal while it is still warm, and set it aside until it is moderately cool.)

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Mix the milk in with the oatmeal, half at a time.

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. You may wish to adjust the salt depending on how much was used in cooking the oatmeal- I am assuming not very much, if any.

Mix the flour into the oatmeal. If the mixture seems too moist, add a little more flour. (This will depend on how moist your cooked oatmeal was. When enough flour has been stirred in, the dough will form a rough ball.)

Roll out to 1" thick and cut in wedges, or scoop it out with an ice cream scoop and flatten it to 1" with dampened hands. Bake on a greased and floured sheet - or parchment paper is easier and neater - at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes.

3 comments:

CL said...

I'm going to have to try these....a quick snack or breakkie...hm...

Kevin said...

Looks good. I have been meaning to try making scones for a while now. Oatmeal and honey scones sound really good.

Marci said...

I'm so excited to have stumbled upon your blog. I made these scones this morning, and they are delicious! I doubled the recipe (since I made waaay too much oatmeal yesterday) and added a little cinnamon and a few raisins. Yum!