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!