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Monday, February 13, 2012

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Scones

I found this recipe at Bakingdom! Love her site! Of course I modified it slightly (when don't I???)

1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used GF)
2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (10 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
1/2 cup milk (Ok to use Soy)
1 egg

2 tablespoons agave

1 tablespoon reserved milk mixture
2 tablespoons agave
1 tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread oats on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow to cool completely before continuing.

Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees. Line another baking sheet with parchment.

Place all of the dry ingredients, except for the oatmeal, in the bowl of a food processor and pulse six or eight times to combine. Scatter the cold butter evenly over the top of the flour mixture in the food processor. Pulse 12 to 15 times to mix. The mixture should resemble corn meal or wet sand. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the cooled oats.

In a small bowl, combine the milk, egg, and agave syrup. Whisk the ingredients together until combined. Measure out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and set aside for the glaze.

Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and use a rubber spatula to bring the dough together slightly. Once the mixture starts to form a loose dough, knead it about six times to form a mostly cohesive dough. Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and gently knead a few more times, until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a disk about 7-inches in diameter. Cut into 8 wedges and arrange on prepared baking sheet.

Combine the reserved tablespoon of milk with the additional 2 tablespoons of agave. Brush the mixture over the scones with a pastry brush. Sprinkle the sugar over the tops of the scones.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until deep golden brown. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Add in ideas, just before shaping into a disk:

3/4 cup cinnamon chips (and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top before baking)

1 cup dried cranberries (can add 6 Tbs orange juice concentrate to to liquid/milk mixture)

***Super Yummy! These freeze really well also!***

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