Monday, May 23, 2011

TWD Oatmeal Nutmeg Scones


It's official, I love scones! Plain, with spices, fruit or nuts: I don't think I have tasted a scone I did not like. Scones are quick to make, easy to modify and are on the table in less than 30 minutes. I always have the ingredients for some type of scone in my pantry or freezer. Scones freeze well, I flash freeze the uncooked dough, put it in a ziplock freezer bag and label and date the contents. The frozen scones are placed on a cookie sheet and baked just a few minutes longer than the recipe states.


This weeks TWD recipe is Oatmeal Nutmeg Scones. What a great combo. I feel healthy when I eat oatmeal and nutmeg is always a welcome addition. I made the full recipe, added 1/2 cup chopped dates and brushed the tops with cream and coarse sugar. They were delicious. Dorie suggested serving them with jam, I like to do as Dorie suggests because she is the Queen! I had a jar of homemade apricot jam tucked in the back of my pantry. This tasty jam must be rationed because all of the blossoms on our apricot tree froze this year! It has been a cold spring in Utah. The jam was perfect.
 Patricia is our hostess this week. She will have the complete recipe on her blog Life With a Whisk. There are always some fun adaptations to the recipe. The TWD blogroll has some wonderful bakers. See what they did!

10 comments:

Flourchild said...

It's been cold here in Idaho too...I hope we get summer before winter gets here!! Im glad you liked the scnoes! We loved them. I ate mine warm with jam. I love scones with butter and jam!
Yours look great!

jillbert said...

They look great and sound great with dates! Mine didn't work out, but I do love scones.

Mary said...

I bet these were great with the dates! I am looking forward to that date-nut loaf in June. You are so lucky to have homemade apricot jam, even if you do have to ration it! Thanks for helping me break the 100 barrier!

Ashley said...

i bet they were great.
your blog is so great. thanks for sharing so many fun things

Katrina said...

It's been official for a while now for me. I love scones, too. ;) Yours look perfect.

Judy said...

I love dates and I love scones -- I will most definitely have to make your version! Bet the homemade jam tastes delicious, too!

Cakelaw said...

I love scones too, and with homemade apricot jam, your scones look irresistable.

Nicole said...

I like scones too but I want to serve them warm and I don't usually have time to bake in the morning.

I added dried apples to mine, but I should have added dates! I've been trying to use up dates that I've had on hand.

TeaLady said...

I would rather have scones than biscuits any time. LOVE EM!! And these look perfect.

Kayte said...

These look delicious...I skipped them but am thinking I should go back and make them as we love scones, too, you are right, I really should make these.