foodie friday: scottish scones

i wonder if i’ll ever manage to post on an actual friday. stranger things have happened.

i visited scotland several years ago and loved it so much that i have since returned twice. in my estimation it is an english-speaking norway, which is perfect. although not as cold, it has its share of dreariness, relatively cold-climate people, the mountains, sea, culture… the list goes on. if you have the chance, visit. 

i wasn’t a huge fan of the food, but one thing i loved was scottish scones. i’d made scones before, but they were definitely “americanized” with lots of white sugar, icing and cookie cutters. this recipe is a little more rustic and hearty. 

SCOTTISH SCONES

(not the best picture, but you get the idea)

1.5 c flour (i used a mixture of wheat and white)
2 c oats
1/4 c sugar
4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c currants (i used chopped dried apricots – any dried fruit will do)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c margarine, melted
1/3 c milk

combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, dried fruit. mix. make a well in the center. beat egg until frothy and mix with melted butter and milk. pour and stir. pat into 2 6-7 in. circles and score. bake at 220C for 15 min.

serve with butter, jam and/or cheese. happy breakfast!

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