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Oat Scones

These scones are undoubtedly a small glimmer of happiness and hope on days when you could use some.

They're easy to make, are surprisingly moist and tender, and have a beautiful nutty undertone. I like them best right out of the oven alongside a jar of jam.

Oat Scones

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup COLD butter, quickly cubed

heaping 1/3 cup yogurt

1 cup quick oats

Preheat your oven to 375° F.

In a mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir dry ingredients until well combined. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Once the butter is cut in and is the size of small pebbles add the yogurt., give a few good stirs, until the yogurt is mostly incorporated, then add the quick oats. After a few more good stirs, mix with your hands, very quickly (because they'll warm the butter), squeezing a little until you can form a loose ball.

Dump the mixture onto parchment paper, use your hands (quickly!) to shape the dough into a flat disk that is an inch thick. Cut the dough into 8 equal triangles and spread out onto the parchment paper. Carefully slide the paper onto a baking sheet.

Using a pastry brush or your fingers, spread a small amount of yogurt or milk or cream onto the top of each scone.

Bake on center rack of preheated oven for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Serve with jam. Enjoy!

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