Jam Dot Oat Scones

Jam Dot Oat Scones
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20 years ago, a friend of a friend spent a weekend on Camano Island in Washington state. She stayed at the Inn at Barnum Point. A beautiful little bed and breakfast overlooking Port Susan Bay and the Cascade Mountains. The Inn serves a “hearty” breakfast every morning. Always offering a scone or roll of sorts. Apparently Carolin the Inn owner and keeper, makes some amazing scones. So amazing that our dear friend of a friend asked if she could have the recipe for the oat scones enjoyed during her stay. Carolin was very generous to share it with her and in the end with us, and now with all of you. We’re sure the recipe for these scones has been shared at least a thousand times over the years, and will hopefully work their way onto your tables and earn a spot in your recipe box.


Her cookbook is a celebration of people sharing their most prized and sometimes not so secret, secret recipes.

Jam Dot Oat Scones

Every recipe is part of a great story just like this one. We can’t be certain where this scone recipe originally came from, but for us it came from Carolin, then Jackie, then Jenny. Some of the ingredients stay true to the original recipe and some get altered along the way. Either way our history as people and our food culture wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for people willingly sharing their recipes with us along the way. One of our favorite cookbooks is called One Big Table, written by Molly O’ Neill, former New York Times food columnist and great recipe seeking adventurer. Molly spent 10 years traveling our beautiful country gathering stories and recipes from the best of us. Her cookbook is a celebration of people sharing their most prized and sometimes not so secret, secret recipes. It is a portrait of our nation’s holidays, picnics, cocktail parties and dinner table.

We feel honored when we write recipes and create dishes that people want to recreate. This is why we felt compelled to start The Modern Proper blog. We wanted it to be a catalyst for good times around a table sharing in the great stories of your lives. We always love to hear the stories of how you’ve recreated what we share with you here. Keep feasting with friends and sharing good recipes! You never know who will be writing about them 20 years later. Thanks Carolin.

Jam Dot Oat Scones

Jam Dot Oat Scones

Ingredients

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 butter
heaping 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup quick oats

Method

  1. 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.
  2. Using a fork, pastry cutter or small knife, cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Once the butter is cut in and is the size of small pebbles add the yogurt. Combine until evenly dispersed and then add the quick oats. Mix with your hands until well incorporated.
  3. Separate dough into 12 even clumps. Roll each into a ball. Set the ball of dough onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Do not press the dough flat. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and using the end of a wooden spoon, gently press a well into the center of each scone. Doing this while it is hot and straight out of the oven is best.
  4. Let them cool on or off the cookie sheet. Once cooled scoop a small amount of jam into the center of each scone.