Well I have to say, this was my very first attempt at making scones. I have been wanting to make some for a long time now, I don’t know why I haven’t. I have always liked them, they make the perfect breakfast/brunch addition. The texture is like a biscuit, the flavor like a muffin. The apricot flavor really showed through in this recipe (if you are not a fan of apricot this is not the recipe for you).
The family really liked them. My son took his first bite and said Mmmmmmm! Now that I have found that they are not hard to make I will be trying other scone recipes, I have some for lemon, strawberry, and oatmeal. I think the only thing I will do differently next time is drizzle a little icing over the top. That would put them over the top and make them even prettier!
I got the recipe out of the cookbook Taste of Homes Contest Winning Annual Recipes 2006. The ingredients are:
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 3/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon quick-cooking oats
- 1 Tablespoon butter, softened
- In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients; cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In a small bowl, beat eggs; set aside 1 Tablespoon for glaze. In another bowl, combine sour cream, milk and remaining beaten eggs; add apricots. Stir into crumb mixture until the dough clings together.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 12-15 times. Divide dough in half. Pat one portion into a 7-in. circle on a greased baking sheet.
- Combine the brown sugar, oats and butter; sprinkle over dough. Roll out remaining dough into a 7-in. circle; place over filling. Brush with reserved egg; sprinkle with additional sugar.
- Cut into wedges but do not separate. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until scones are golden brown. Cool slightly; cut again if necessary. Serve warm. We spread a little softened butter over the top. Yield: 6 servings.
About 5 years ago we went to visit some friends in Texas. For breakfast one morning my friend Angie made us all baked oatmeal. It was so good and we all loved it. So I asked her for the recipe and have been making it for my family ever since. I serve it warm right out of the oven with a little bit of milk and it’s delicious. I normally double this recipe but this time I didn’t and by the time we were done there wasn’t a crumb left. I used chopped green apple but you could also use raisins, blueberries, peaches or what ever else you might like. The ingredients are:
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/3 Cup brown sugar
In a medium bowl, mix all theses dry ingredients together
- 6 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 Cup milk
- 2 eggs
In a small bowl mix all of these wet ingredients.
Add wet ingredient to dry ingredients and mix together.
- 1 small green apple chopped
Add chopped apple to the mixture and combine.
- 2 Tablespoons cold butter, cubed
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
Pour mixture into a square baking dish. Sprinkle on the brown sugar and top with pats of cold butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with milk.
Hello all! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I sure did. Being around my family warms my heart an lifts my spirits……. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we now have Christmas on the horizon. More gatherings and parties coming up.
I wanted to share this recipe for Bacon wrapped smokies. It is the perfect recipe for an appetizer or as an addition to a brunch. I received this recipe from a family friend a few years ago and have made it many, many times since. This recipe is so simple with only 3 ingredients, you can whip it up in a flash. The brown sugar carmelizes on the bacon and sausage and the combination creates a wonderful sweet and salty taste. Everyone loves these bacon wrapped goodies and they are normally the first to disappear off of the buffet table.
This recipe is great for anyone. My Aunt who does not like to cook or to follow recipes called me and told me her neighborhood was getting together for a potluck and did I have any ideas for what she could bring. Knowing my Aunt I knew this would be the perfect recipe for her. She made them with no problem and everyone loved them….
The ingredients are:
- 1 lb. of bacon
- large package of smokies
- Brown sugar (about 1 cup)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut your slab of bacon into thirds.
- Place a smoky on the piece of bacon and wrap. Secure with the toothpick.
- Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle generously with brown sugar.
- Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes. The bacon should be golden brown.
I’m sorry if this recipe is vague. This is how it was explained to us and it has turned out great every time. You can adjust as needed. If we are having a large group we double this recipe. Enjoy!