Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Our Daily Bread: Simple Scones

At times, the art of homemaking calls for culinary creativity. One morning, I was hoping to make breakfast just a little more special for my family only to discover that we were low on flour & sugar and had no chocolate chips or any special baking additive in the house!

The result? I came across a scone recipe and adjusted it to fit the ingredients I had in the pantry. I love scones, almost as much as my father does, and have been in search for the perfect recipe for quite some time. While this recipe will certainly not satisfy the scone purist, it does come in handy for a quick, simple and delicious way to add just a little bit of special to any ordinary breakfast.

Apricot Scones

1 cup flour
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup chopped, dried apricots
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup milk

1. Mix dry ingredients. Add chopped apricots and, using a wooden spoon, stir to coat.
2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.
3. Drop by the spoonful onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes.
This recipe will make 9 small scones.

We just enjoyed our delicious afternoon treats with a cup of milk in honor of St. Scholastica whose feast day we celebrate tomorrow. Thanks for this full week of snow days, St. Scholastica. We are enjoying the family time!


  1. A snow day for me tomorrow, and I am with you!

  2. What you describe is the perfect illustration of the old German saying "Not macht erfinderisch!" - something like: necessity makes one creative. And it is very nice to hear someone thank for the snow and the family time it brings; unfortunately on the buses and on the streets we only hear a lot of grumbling and cursing.

  3. Yum! What a beautiful website! I'm inspired to start dinner now!