Gas station without pumps

2020 April 3

Scone recipe for bread and tea

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I forgot that it was Friday this morning, and so I did not set up a yeast bread as I was planning to for today’s bread-and-tea Zoom meeting.  My wife suggested I make a quick bread, and pointed me to an oat scone recipe in Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.  Here it is, slightly modified:

Preheat oven to 425°F.  Mix dry ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt


7 tablespoons cold butter

and cut in the butter with a pastry blender followed by rubbing it with your fingers to get coarse crumbs. Beat the wet ingredients together:

1 large egg

½ cup milk

½ teaspoon vanilla extract.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until everything is a sticky mess. Add

a handful of raisins

and stir some more.

Put some rolled oats and flour on the counter, dump out the dough, and try to pat it into a circle about ½-inch thick.  Cut into 8 wedges (vaguely triangular wet blobs will do) and transfer to a baking sheet that is covered with baking parchment.

Bake for 20–25 minutes.

The changes from the original recipe are a reduction in the milk, addition of the raisins, and increasing the baking time.  If I were to make this recipe again, I would remember to add the raisins to the dry ingredients before stirring in the wet, decrease the milk further, and increase the butter to a whole stick (8 tablespoons).

The scones are tasty, fresh from the oven.  I’ll probably have to microwave one in 40 minutes for bread and tea, so that it will be warm.

1 Comment »

  1. […] of lab courses. I’ve also been holding the Friday bread-and-tea as a Zoom meeting (see Scone recipe for bread and tea and Bread-machine bread without the bread machine). Being undergrad director on sabbatical is […]

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