In celebration of Outlander’s return to the airwaves, I thought I ought to do a post with a bit of a Scottish theme. Monday was also Tartan Day, so the whole thing is pretty timely! (I haven’t yet watched the first episode, because I’m one of those
old new-school people who have to wait for it to come out on the ol’ internets, so no spoilers!)
As I was considering what to do in the way of DIY for this post, I got to thinking about my grandmother. She was a major fan of Diana Gabaldon’s books (in fact, I think she may have been the first in our family to read the series), and would have loved the TV show. So, off I went to my recipe box, to see if any of her recipes would suit the theme. Low and behold: the recipe for her maple oatcakes!
I ended up adjusting the recipe, because the grocery store didn’t have any oat flour. So here is my version of the recipe:
Maple Oat Scones
1/2 cup softened butter
1 3/4 cup white flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup 35% whipping cream
Heat the oven to 350°. Grease a heavy baking sheet with 1 tbsp of the butter. (I lined mine with parchment paper.)
Mix together the flour, salt, and rolled oats. Work in the rest of the butter. Stir in the maple syrup and cream and mix well.
Make two balls of dough and place them on the baking sheet. Flatten them into circles. Cut each circle into wedges, but do not cut all the way through.
Bake them for about 25 minutes. Remove them from the oven, cut and let them cool. Serve with yummy preserves!
I served my scones with a warm red pepper jelly, courtesy of my good friends Bonny and Jim. They make amazing jams and jellies, and we always enjoy sampling the (literal) fruits of their labour! Thanks, guys!
Oh and in other amazing blog news, I bought my first REAL camera this weekend! I went with the Nikon D3300, and I am already so thrilled with the quality. I had such fun taking photos this weekend: I cannot WAIT for spring to really arrive so that I can chronicle my garden in pictures. I’m in love!
P.S. If you missed any of my other Outlander-themed posts, you can read them here or here or here!
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They look amazing!! <3
mmmmm!!! I’m imagining having them with strawberry jam and a cup of tea!!
I love Scones, and these Scoatcakes look wonderful! Thanks for sharing your post with us at Together on Tuesdays 🙂
Nice twist on the scone 😊
Love outlander and love this idea!
They look delicious! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!
I love oatcakes, I love scones so can’t go wrong here!
Yum! These do look delicious! Funny thing, your grandma and my mom have exactly the same handwriting! Kind of uncanny! 🙂
I love that you included your grandmother’s notecard- I have some of those!! You’ve inspired me to do the same 🙂
Scoatcakes! Awesome! And your pictures make me even hungrier. Wow, great recipe, thanks.
These would be so perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning. I chuckled at your proposed names- I like scoatcakes. Thanks for linking up today!
I love the photo of that recipe card. I have so many from my grandmother that look exactly like that!
I think all grandmothers have similar recipe cards, somehow! 🙂
Love old family recipes. My mom passed down recipes on cards like that and this post made me think of her. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.
I’m glad it brought back some memories! It’s amazing how food is such a part of our memories of a person.
Thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe…Happy FF 🙂
Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls
Thanks for sharing it! I appreciate the support – sometimes blogging feels like a solitary activity, but these parties and the dialogue they inspire remind us that we’re in this together!
Interesting. Haven’t heard of this before. Would love to try them. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
I love that you used a savory red pepper jelly with these instead of a sweet! Thanks for sharing with Idea Box link party! Hope to see you again Thursday!
I’ve never heard of the term ‘scoatcakes’ but you sure make tasty-looking ones! Those look delicious, and the recipe seems simple enough with things I normally always have on hand….well, except the whipping cream. 🙂 Thank you so very much for sharing these with us at Merry Monday! We hope you’ll party with us again this week!
I don’t make a lot of scones but these sure look good, any thing with maple syrup in it always catches my eye. Happy Fiesta Friday and thanks for bringing these to the party 🙂
Maple syrup makes everything better!
These look and sound so amazing. Pinning. Cathy
Thank you, Cathy! I appreciate it!
These look amazing and I love that you have the recipe card. Your grandmother and mine have the exact same handwriting. I loved seeing that. Pinning, they look so yummy!
Aw April! Thanks so much for telling me that. I think grandmas definitely have the BEST recipes. 🙂
Yum that looks super delicious! 🙂
Thanks – they are! Try ’em out and let me know what you think!
These look so good!! Family recipes are the best and I really want to try your grandmother’s!
I really hope you enjoy them!
These really do look amazing :). Thanks for linking up at You Link It, We Make It. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
Thank you, April!