Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How To Celebrate Winter The Day Before Spring...

15 inches of snow, that's how. We went to bed last night with lilies and irises spreading their green next to the foundation, and awoke to 7 inches of sticky mashed potato snow. And it kept snowing all day! School was canceled so Spencer slept at his grandparents last night. Tyson took today off instead of tomorrow and did some work on our decrepit dining room. I did some laundry, painted with London, worked on a wrap dress(yes, during naptime, post to follow), and made some mushroom soup. And then, right before dinner we made a snowman.

London added some extra eyes^^


And after making a snowman, we went back to our warm and fragrant kitchen to make scones! I pulled out my favorite scone recipe, assembled the dry stuff and then, THEN, found the we had no milk. They turned out ok, but I'll give you unabridged version. Getting the right texture can be tricky with scones because most recipes call for you to cut in the butter, but this one uses melted butter and I've never had them turn out anything less than light and flaky. Enjoy.
Oatmeal Raisin Scones
Mix together:
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oats
1/2 raisins
Stir together and add all at once to the dry ingredients:
10 ounces melted butter, cooled
1 egg
1/3 cup of milk
Stir just until the dry stuff isn't dry anymore.
Turn out onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or a lightly greased sheet.
Gently pat into a circle about 3/4 inch thick and slice into 8 pizza slices.
 You can brush the top with milk if you want them a little crispy or leave dry.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Also great with all sorts of different substitutions in place of raisins.

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