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Saturday, 7 April 2018

"Busy as beavers" . . . and Bryan's Cherry-Oat Scones

 A letter to us from Bryan's mother when we were at Library School . . .



1 cup rolled oats
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ tsp salt
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup softened butter
½ cup to 1 cup dried sour cherries (the more, the merrier)
1 ¼ cups buttermilk

·        Start oven preheating to 450 degrees.   (Your oven may only require 425 degrees)
·        Grease a baking sheet.
·        Put oats, both flours, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in food processor.  Give it a whirl to mix things up.
·        Add butter and process until the butter is mixed in.
·        Transfer all of it to a mixing bowl.
·        Stir in the cherries.
·        Stir in buttermilk.
·        Drop large scoops onto baking sheet.
·        Bake 15 minutes.