Friday, October 24, 2008

Oatmeal Buttermilk Scones


I really love making something extra for breakfast on the weekends. Normally, we have sandwiches, and we do on weekends as well, but I like to have freshly baked bread or scones sometimes. (Or we'll splurge on pancakes or something similar - it feels very naughty as it's not typical in Sweden to eat something sweet for breakfast.)

I have a great recipe for scones that I like, but I was in the mood for oats, so I added some rolled oats to it. And I was almost out of milk... but I had lots of buttermilk. (Or well, Swedish filmjolk - but it's similar) Ta-da! All new recipe - and it's really tasty. And it's very, very crumbly, but that's sort of the thing about scones, isn't it?

Oatmeal Buttermilk Scones
6 large scones

215 g flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
40 g rolled oats
50 g butter or margarine
150 ml buttermilk, Swedish filmjolk or plain yogurt

Preheat the oven to 225°C. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and add the cold butter or margarine. Use your hands, or a pastry cutter, to rub the fat into the dry flour mixture until it's evenly distributed. Add the buttermilk, and quickly work into a smooth dough. Use a little more buttermilk if it's very dry.

Shape into 6 large balls, flatten slightly and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.


Recipe in Swedish:
Havrescones med filmjölk


Elin said...

Jag gillar första fotot! Det är ett förstaklassigt matbloggsfoto, för man känner att det är lite reality show över det hela. (trött idag, orkar inte tänka på engelska, f´låt)

Anne said...

Åh tack, det är typexempel på "jäklar, jag måste ju fota också." :) Inte lätt när man är hungrig!

Andreas said...

Jag håller med Elin om det första fotot. Så jag var tvungen att titta igen och vad hittar jag där i bakgrunden om inte nässpray. Nyckeln i en god frukost om man är förkyld!

tina said...

Scones är så gott så gott. Tack för dina fina ord hos mig och grattis till fyra år, stort!!

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Jyotsna said...

This sounds and looks delicious. I am printing up the recipe right away to put up on my fridge. Thanks