Mar 10, 2011

Mmm... and the Recipe too!

I've been fighting the urge to bake
... all winter long. 
Not an easy thing for me to do
because I love to bake
and I really love
to EAT!
this morning 
Apple - Date - Molasses Scones
The real recipe name is
Apple - Oatmeal Scones
but they have all
these other goodies
inside too!

1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup rolled oats (oatmeal)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chilled butter or margarine, diced
3/4 to 1 cup of chopped unpeeled apples
2/3 cup chopped pitted dates
1 large egg - beaten
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Position rack to center of oven - preheat to 400 degrees F.  Lightly grease and flour a baking sheet.
2. Blend dry ingredients, cut in butter with two knifes to resemble a course meal.  Add apples and dates. 
3. Beat egg then add the milk, molasses and vanilla to beaten egg.
4. Gently add egg mixture to dry ingredients until dough holds together.
5. Transfer dough to prepared pan and genlty pat into an 8 inch circle.  Using a serated knife score the dough into 8 wedges being careful not to cut all the way through the dough.  Brush top with a little milk.
6. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until top is browned.  Remove from oven and serve hot.  In the event of leftovers - cold is good too!


Sherry said...

WOW, Looks and sounds delicious!

Oh yeah ans so well presented Too!

Thanks, (I think) hahahahahaha
Love it.

Sherry said...

Sherry hasn't gottne here yet, I am using her computer.

Love ya! Jack

Remington said...

Looks like I know what I'm having this weekend! Thank you for sharing!

~mel said...

Yum... I know I'd like them ~ Slim on the other hand would be sticking his nose up in the air just at the mention of dates.

Kathy said...

Oh boy. That looks wonderful! And it's healthy. Go with me on this - K? It's got apples and dates therefore that = healthy. Yum!


The White Farmhouse said...

You just keep right on baking on posting all the yummies like this that you want! This looks incredible. Thanks for the recipe!

Cathy Clementz said...

You have NO idea how much you have made my mouth water! I would love to have a slice of that and a big glass of cold, skim milk! WOW!!

Fred Alton said...

I love this health food! Thanks for sharing your recipe. And like Kathy said, those natural foods like apples and dates, not to mention the good grains - like oats and wheat. And we know that cane is an agricultural product that is better than all of these artificial sweeteners. Hmmm. Might try that. ☺ Notice, I said, "might" - but probably not. Ha.

jack69 said...

I didn't see that recipe before!! but I have it now!!

Thanks. Jack acting as Sherry

Dar said...

Girly, and I didn't have breakfast yet and neither do I have time to bake this morning...getting ready for therapy NOW, and packing when I get to EC to see Darc and the need a break from all the craziness.

Scott said...

Well this looks delicious, We're going to give it a try. Thanks.