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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Herb Oat Scones

This recipe comes from Chef Mireille, with whom I have been paired for this week's blogging Marathon. Mireille who blogs at 'The Schizo Chef' focuses on global cuisine and since she regularly participates in BM, I already had bookmarked recipes from her blog. I decided to settle with the theme of baked breakfasts for this week from her blog. The first one is going to be these herb oat scones, which turned out to be a hit in my home. I converted the original version into an eggless one and used curry leaves instead of  rosemary leaves. To make it more Indianised and spicier, add chillies if preferred. They turned crispier on the outside and little softer in the inside. They make a great breakfast / brunch item or a teatime snack.

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1/4 cup lukewarm milk + 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 cup oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour or a combo of wheat and all purpose flours
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 - 4 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup butter milk + extra for brushing
1 stalk of finely chopped curry leaves
2 tbsp. chopped cilantro leaves
1 tsp. finely chopped green chillies (optional)

* Combine milk and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl and leave it aside for five minutes.
* Preheat the oven to 400 deg F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. 
* Combine oats, all purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
* Grate the cold butter directly into the flour bowl. Or cut the butter into flours using a pastry blender until it is crumbly.
* Add the herbs, milk - apple cider mixture, chillies if using and buttermilk to the bowl and mix until the mixture comes together.
* Transfer the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Grease your hands and pat the dough into a disc of about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Slice the disc into 6 or 8 wedges. Brush the top with buttermilk.
(Or pat it into 1/2 inch thick disc and cut into rounds using a cookie cutter.)
* Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.

 This goes to Blogging marathon #59 under the theme 'BM Pair'. Check the link to see what other marathoners are cooking.



Priya Suresh said...

I just love this scones, can enjoy thoroughly with some spiced cream cheese for the sure.

Sathya- MyKitchenodyssey said...

savory scones look delicious..

Sandhiya said...

Savory scones looks tempting.. Perfectly made.

Sapana Behl said...

I love savory scones.Looks perfect.

Chef Mireille said...

thank you Suma for trying recipes from my blog this week - since Valli had said we could also do bookmarked I only did one of yours and now I feel bad:( but regardless I am glad you liked these scones and I like the Indian twist you put to them

Pavani N said...

Love your savory scones Suma. All the Indian flavors must have made them taste amazing.