Friday, 4 December 2015

Oat and cheese drop scones


I have been following Nigella's latest cooking programme with amused interest. Last week, she made some oat drop scones (which are classified as GF providing you can tolerate oats, some people can't) so I sought out the recipe on-line here

We originally tried out the recipe, using 1/2 oz less sugar, 1/2 the cinnamon just to see how they cooked and tasted - not too bad at all, although we had ours with maple syrup!

Today though, not having any bread available, I decided to try and make a savoury version of the recipe. 

Herewith the pictures:

3 1/2 oz oats:

Ground into a flour (or use oat flour)
Add 1/4 tsp sea salt, 15 grinds of black pepper, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 oz grated Parmesan or Grand Padano:
Add 3 1/2 fluid oz milk (any kind), and 1 beaten egg. Oops, nearly forgot the 1 oz of mature Cheddar cheese:
Mix well together. Oat flour keeps sucking up the moisture so I let it sit for a few minutes, added another tablespoon of milk, repeated this, until it felt a good dropping consistency.

A few drizzles of oil was put into a hot frying pan and 4 individual tablespoons of the oat mixture put in:
Waiting a couple of minutes or until tiny bubbles rise and the bottom of the scones are turning brown:
Flip over, keep warm inside a clean tea towel, lined with greaseproof until the final 4 scones are cooked. We had 4 each with a lovely bowl of vegetable and chickpea soup:
They tasted of cheese, not too much, just enough for the cheese to lend its flavour rather than overpower the drop scone.

9 comments:

  1. Mmm, they sound nice. I prefer savoury to sweet things.

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    1. We eat more savoury food than sweet but do like sweet things occasionally, that's why we always reduce the sugar.

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  2. Drop Scones are something I have never made, yours look really good, I am feeling hungry now, shall have to make some one day x

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    1. We like rather than love them because they are so versatile. They can be toasted the next day as well.

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  3. They sound delicious! As I am sure that you know you do need to make sure they are GF oats, because some are processed in the same places as flour, but you can get specifically GF oats. xx

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    1. Yes, I did know that but thanks anyway:)

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  4. They look absolutely lovely. I do love scones of any kind.

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    1. Me too, especially full on cheese ones!

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