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!