Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Scones & Rikke Hat

First of all, sorry for the delay.  There was a sick day thrown in and a knitting retreat.  There will be a separate post for the knitting retreat later.

When launching RainMomma.com one of my goals was to throw in the occasional recipe. I enjoy trying new recipes, particularly if it is any kind of baked goods.  As  we start getting into canning season you will likely get introduced to some of my favorite jam recipes.  But, one of my favorite things to make are scones.  They are the ultimate versatile pastry.  You can add just about anything to them, and have them sweet or savory.  Here is the basic recipe that I have been using.  (Adapted from a recipe given to me by Eileen Parfrey.)

Michelle's Basic Scone Recipe

1/2 c. rolled oats
1 c. flour
3 T brown sugar
1.5 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 T flax seed
6 T butter
6 oz. Greek yogurt

Cut in the butter with the flour and the rolled oats. Mix in the remaining dry ingredients.  Mix in the yogurt.

Add-ins: crystallized ginger, mini chocolate chips, nuts or seeds, 1/4 of your favorite spice, vanilla beans, or 2 T of finely flaked coconut (like the kind used for macaroons).

Bake at 400 for 14-18 minutes.

And now for the finished object update.  There have been a few since the last post.  
Those will be in the follow-up about the knitting retreat.  Below is the Rikke Hat.  The hat is a design by Sarah Young of Happy Knits and is a free pattern that you can find here.  It was a fun and easy knit.  The yarn I used for this was Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in Ruby Slippers.  I simply love Madelinetosh yarns.  All of their colors are fabulous and their yarns soft and smooshy.

Here is what I called Raspberry Rikke.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Love your Scones!