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Terri's Scottish Scones

Terri shares her recipe and her thoughts. "All through the novel, Callie wants to return to Scotland. Surely she would long for a taste of home. (And so would Davy.) One recipe she would enjoy is Scottish Oat Scones, which were first mentioned in print in the early 1500's. 

Of course, Callie wouldn't have had baking powder. She would have had to use some yeast as leavening (or her own levain). Also, early scones were often wedges of a bigger round. They may have been baked on a griddle instead of in an oven. These scones make a great breakfast, especially served with streaky bacon.  They are also great with a good cup of tea for an afternoon snack. "

Terri's Scottish Oat Scones

Yields 10

1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats (old-fashioned, not quick)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 cup currants or raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Combine dry ingredients. Add the butter, milk and egg. Stir in the raisins or currents.

  3. Drop about 1/4 c. onto greased baking sheet, and flatten into about a 4" in diameter circle. Place each round about an inch apart.  Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

      (Adapted from Quaker Oats.)

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