Sunday, October 25, 2009


I love me a good scone. Here are two recipes to try - easy and SOO yummy!

Maple Oatmeal Scones

1 1/4 c flour
3/4 - 1 c oats
1/8 c sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
5 T chilled, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 c maple syrup
6 T milk
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 c pecans, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter with a mixer. Add milk, egg, maple syrup. Stir until just mixed and add pecans. Shape and bake for 11 min

Cranberry & White chocolate scones

1 3/4 c flour
1/4 c sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
5 T chilled, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
6 T half and half (I use milk and add another 1/2 T butter)
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 c cranberries
1/2 c white chocolate chips

Directions are the same as above. It's important to not over mix the dough and to not bake too long...when they are overdone they are dry and not as good. I barely let mine brown before I take them out.

Try them!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mom's yummy (and EASY!) cinnamon rolls!

Sorry there is no picture, but I was just craving these so decided to post them. My mom has been making cinnamon rolls during the holiday's for as long as I can remember. I get mad if she tries another recipe because there is no need...these are AMAZING! I haven't tried it, but it would probably also be good with a cream cheese frosting as opposed to a simple glaze (which my mom always uses). ENJOY!

Cinnamon Rolls (Julie Walker)

2 c scalded milk
2 pkgs yeast
3/4 c butter, melted
1/2 t salt
1 c sugar
2 eggs, beaten
5 c flour
1/2 c brown sugar
2 T cinnamon

Pour scalded milk over sugar, let cool. Add yeast & 1 c flour. Add eggs, 1/2 c butter, salt, and remaining flour. Stir until mixed. Let rise. Roll out into rectangle. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread w/ remaining melted butter and top with sugar mixture. Roll up long ways, cut into 1/2 - 1 inch pieces (easy with dental floss!) and place on greased baking sheets. Let rise again. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.