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Proper Scottish Oat Scones

May/June 1991

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (37 votes)

What alchemy gives scones their crumbly, buttery texture? And what wizardry it took to maintain that texture, after a little more than half the fat was cut from the original recipe. These are nutritionally superior to their forebears and offer 81 fewer calories.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I'm puzzled by the low average rating. These are delicious, not-too-sweet, and easy to make. My whole family is delighted every time I make them. "
Proper Scottish Oat Scones

10 Reviews for Proper Scottish Oat Scones

08/30/2014
Anonymous
Guilt free daily breakfast treat

I make these scones weekly! Sometimes I add some cranberries and walnuts to the white raisins, plus some orange zest. I've made with lemon zest and dried cherries; dried apricots and flaked (unsweetened) coconut; lots of fresh cinnamon, chopped apples and pecans; and tomorrow will be fresh grated ginger, chopped crystallized ginger and almonds. The possibilities are endless and they always taste great!

easy, adaptable
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03/22/2013
Anonymous
Bland

While the texture is very good, I found them a little bland. I would recommend adding a tsp of cinnamon to the batter

Soft moist texture
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03/17/2013
great scones

I've been making these for years! The browned butter is the trick to add flavor without tons of fat, and they are just lightly sweetened-perfect with morning latte on a relaxing weekend morning, especially for celebrating St Patrick's Day (like today!). I usually use all whole wheat pastry flour, and dried cranberries or dried blueberries instead of raisins. Love the orange zest idea; I bet that would combine perfectly with cranberries! Best eaten the same day as they dry out after a couple days.

tasty. lower fat, whole grain
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02/19/2013
Anonymous
Very tasty, added orange zest

This is a great alternative to higher calorie scones. I added orange zest and replaced about 1/8 cup of the yogurt with orange juice to change it up the second time I made them and it tasted great.

Not much fat
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06/05/2012

I thought these were a bit dry and lacking flavor but I've not had that many scones in my lifetime so...

Lower Calorie
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