Last night I looked out my sea-facing window and saw a half-born moon drawing secret colours from the dark - rainbows, and a haze of gold that looked like love. There was so much sumptuous peace to the scene, I was enchanted although I am long used to moons by now.
When I woke this morning, I could still feel that winter-deep peace in the quiet song of birds and the pale, moon-cold air breathing through my kitchen window. It's the kind of day that makes a person want to go for a picnic in some lovely, wildish place. Then again, maybe I am just influenced by this video, which looks like something out of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.
Recently we were shocked at the price of a certain gluten-free flour, so decided to make some instead. From the flour came scones, and I thought I would share the recipe, incase you may be interested.
a little buckwheat (optional)
I'm sorry there are no amounts. We usually just go with "some" in our kitchen.
Blend the rolled oats and buckwheat until they make a flour. Add baking powder. Cut in butter until it makes rough crumbs, and then enough water to form a dough. If you want sweet scones, add honey with the butter or sugar with the flour. (Honey is apparently worse for you than sugar, unless you are using the high quality stuff.) Add a pinch of salt. Knead very gently, form individual scones or make one round scone loaf with grooves cut into it. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius until it's ready.
I love scones and these were some of the best I've ever tasted. They would be just right wrapped in muslin and tucked into a picnic basket, then enjoyed by a riverside or in the drifting sunlight of a flowering meadow.
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