Today I had my monthly brunch with two of my girl friends. Its always nice to sit around and chat over food and drinks about whats happened over the last while. This time we were hosted by one of my friends and I had contributed some baked goods. After some long thought and debate, I came to the decision that I’d make some scones. Please note that I haven’t made any scones since I was 15 or something like that. It was a long time ago. And let me tell you, finding a recipe was hard because there are just so many choices nowadays.
After flipping through my cookbooks and then looking through Martha Stewart‘s recipes, I came to two choices: Apple and Oats Scones with Cinnamon and Nutmeg *breathes* (why the need for such a long name?) or Cranberry Scones. I’m pretty sure you know which one won.
Thats right! Apple and Oat Scones!
I had actually forgotten how easy and fun making scones were. These actually have a really nice texture to them. The apples add a nice moist taste. Thats pretty good because I feel sometimes scones tend to be on the dry side and its hard to control that. As for the oats, I really like it as a little decoration on the top as well as being in the dough because it makes it a little chewy.
These scones were loaded with apples on the bottom. I think the only thing was that I could have cut it in smaller pieces. In the end, it still worked out decently. This recipe made exactly 12 scones.
Other than the wonderful texture of the scones, it was pretty good because the apples gave it the little light sour taste and it offsets the sweetness of the scones. The scones are moderately sweet (just enough for me) so it was perfect.
Just try to not misread (as I did) the quantities for flour and oats. Its funny because I didn’t see the 1 in front of the 2/3 so it turned out crazy little ingredients and I had to add it in after the apples. Still, I think it didn’t make much of a difference. It still looked great and tasted fantastic.
Give it a shot if you like it! How did it turn out? Are there other type of scones that you like? Give me some suggestions as to what other baked goods I could make.