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This is more than a five-star recipe in my book...easy, really delicious, and very forgiving. I've made them twice, the first time following the recipe to the letter. They were wonderful, slightly sweet, nicely textured, crunchy on the outside moist on the inside. Fantastic warm, but still really good when they cooled. The next time, I had to substitute dried cranberries (because somebody forgot to cover the currants and they became little pebbles) so I also added a couple of teaspoons of orange zest. I also had some help the second time, and despite some rough handling of the dough and a bit of compromise in the mixing department, they still came out nicely. Because of the high oatmeal and low fat content, this is a pretty healthy on-the-run breakfast that I plan to make in lieu of oatmeal! Thank you for posting this!!
Being a "non baker", I can guarantee that this is a quick & easy recipe. I couldn't get currants at my local market - the joys of living in a village - but I had raisins in the pantry & they worked just fine. But the 5 stars was given by my dad who comes from Campbellford Scotland. Thanx Miller - from me & my dad!!
Wonderful! These were a breeze to make and bake. I used raisins instead of currants and they are very good. Of course we had to eat them right out of the oven when they were hot! Oh so good!
This recipe did not turn out for me. I made it as directed except I substituted brown sugar, instead of white. Other reviewers have made that substitution and did not have problems. My 2 circles of dough did not rise one centimeter. I baked one for 15 minutes, and the other for about 17 minutes, hoping against hope that it would rise if I baked it a little longer. After baking, my husband described them as "curling stones". They were hard, dry pucks with little to no flavor. I fed them to the deer in our backyard. I admit I am not a great baker but I have made other scones successfully before. I tried this recipe because I was looking for a baking recipe using rolled oats. I will not make this again.
These turned out beautifully, exactly as I remember when I was on foreign study in Scotland and the rest of the UK. My English hubby-to-be said this is the first time he's had a really authentic scone since he moved to the USA. <br/><br/>One quick comment -- when making the recipe I realized I only had 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats, but I had plenty of oat bran, so I used 1/2 cup of oat bran to make up the difference. They still tasted delicious (and now there's extra fiber too, which is never a bad thing).
This is a great recipe. It's actually in the Company's Coming Muffins and More cookbook and I love it
Wow. These are easy. In the time it took to preheat the oven to 425 I prepared these and they were ready to go into the oven. The texture is a little heavier than other scones but I assume due to the rolled oats. They taste delicious right out of the oven. I followed the recipe exactly except I don't have current so used raisins instead. Love them. Next time I will use blueberries and maybe a teaspoon of vanilla to make it richer. Thank you for a delicious, quick, easy and healthy recipe.
I made these for my three kids and didn't have any currants and substituted raisins. They are so delicious and the kids will be thrilled to find them in their lunch boxes.
I made the scottish scones and thought, "There are so good, how can I make this into a breakfast meal for my family as they rush out the door?" OK, here goes:
I followed the basic recipe (using butter). In addition, add 1 cup sliced almonds to the flour mixture and one large tablespoon of applesauce to the wet ingredients. Sprinkle 6" circle with almonds before cutting into 4 sections (instead of 8). Bake as directed.
These freeze nicely. Take one out in the morning, slice it in half, spread with favorite jam, microwave for 60 seconds and serve with a fruit smoothy. You have successfully covered every food group and will not be hungry until lunch!
YUM! I made these with frozen blueberries (3/4 cup) and they were absolutely delicious. Perfect with tea!