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Monday, March 18, 2013

Oatmeal Raspberry Scones

These are easy to make in only a few minutes.
Try this recipe for making good tasting scones.
You will be amazed at how easy scones are to make.
The butter adds in a nice background flavor.

1-1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup flour, more for dusting
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold butter
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place oatmeal in a food processor
and pulse into a flour or powder.
In a mixing bowl combine the oatmeal
with flour, baking powder and salt.
In another mixing bowl cream together
the butter, shortening and sugar.
Add in the flour mixer and mix to
form a wet dough, add in the
ricotta cheese and the raspberries.
Place dough on a floured work surface
and form into a 7" x 1" circle.
Use a knife to cut dough into triangles.
Place thiangles on a parchment paper
lined baking sheet and bake for about
20 minutes or until starting to get brown.
Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet.

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