Monday, January 16, 2012

Some weekend scone-baking

Over the weekend I spent a lot of time de-cluttering and organizing, from the pantry to the craft room. But before I began, I'd had a hankering to try a new scone recipe I saw in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living, so Saturday morning I baked up a batch!

Martha devotes her column this time to scones, which she says are one of America's three favorite breakfast breads, the other two being muffins and biscuits. She includes recipes for four varieties of scone, including Candied Orange and Golden Raisin Scones, Potato Scones, Rich Cream Scones and ...

... the ones I made, Apple and Oat Scones with Cinnamon and Nutmeg. (I don't have permission to share the recipe, but I've noticed Martha usually ends up putting many of hers online eventually.) She shares a technique for easily baking them in square shapes, but I have a square brownie pan which did the same thing fuss-free.

And now may I share a word about the pretty glass plate my scones are on? It was a gift! A few weeks back, I mentioned finding some square plates I'd been seeking. A few weeks later, I arrived home one evening and a surprise package was on my doorstop from reader Margie in California.

She had remembered how happy I was to finally locate some affordable square glass plates, and she thought this lovely handled plate she had would be a good blend. Indeed it is! I love the pretty etched design—and I especially love the thoughtfulness behind the gift.

Even the handle is elegant, and this was just the thing for turning some "Saturday scones" into something special!

12 comments:

Frivolitea said...

Hello! I read that issue this past weekend and, like you, was drawn to the scone recipes. I am glad to see that you tried them out. Sound delicious. Also the platter is Beautiful!

Denise :) said...

I so enjoyed Martha Stewart's Living, but gave up my subscription when we moved to the RV. I may have to pick up a copy at the newsstand, just to see the scones article! And your new little platter is darling -- what a thoughtful gift! :)

Mom Walds Place said...

Your scones look delectable and your gift delightful. What a nice way to start the weekend. I hope your week is as lovely.

YourTeaLife said...

Great way to spend a weekend. The scones look delicious and the platter is beautiful!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Seems like scone season...not that they are ever out of season! My favorite teatime treat! Yesterday it was apricot sour cream candied ginger! The plate is perfect! Love the pan idea...I'll be looking for one of those!
Ruth

parTea lady said...

Martha's scone column got my attention too. The Apple & Oats Scones you made look good and that is a really pretty square plate.

Jenny said...

I subscribe to this Martha Stewart magazine but I hadn't had time to look at it yet. I'll be looking for these recipes for sure!

I agree, the plate goes very well with your set. It will make such a pretty serving plate!

Carol said...

Your scones look delicious. They look great on your beautiful new plate. The handles are so neat. What a sweet gift.
Love, Carol B.

Ginger said...

What a lovely plate! The scones sound delicious too.

Rosemary said...

Will certainly have to pick up this magazine... our news stands still have the January issue on display. Thanks... looks like fun!

Marilyn said...

Oh Saturday scones and a new square plate - what could be better!

Anonymous said...

Hello Angela, those scones look so delicious and the serving plate is beautiful! That was very thoughtful of Margie in California. I know you'll be creating many recipes and fond memories with that pretty plate, Joanie