Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Scottish Oat Scones

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Sugar to garnish
  • Details

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty:
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 6+
  • Origin:

Oats are the fourth most important cereal crop world-wide. Oats were once considered a weed which grew right with the barley and wheat. One day farmers decided to "join 'em rather than fight 'em," and oats started being planted as a crop by itself. It fares best in cool, moist climates, which is why they are such a popular staple of the British Isles like Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It is difficult to find a Scottish cookbook in which oats do not make up a substantial part of the recipes.

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425* F (220*C). Grease a large baking sheet. Set aside. Mix first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in center. In another bowl, beat egg until frothy; mix in butter and milk. Pour into well of dry ingredients. Stir to make a soft dough. Pat into two 6 to 7-inch circles.

Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Score each top into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes until risen and browned.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: The Other Greek Apologists April 19
Mysteries, again and again! April 17
Tips for getting comfortable with evangelization April 17
The Shroud of Turin on Display (and an odd canonical case against it) April 16
The Vatican says the LCWR is acting Catholic. And that's news. April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - 4 hours ago