01 March 2010

Morning Scones are Nice

In slight disbelief that it is already March, I'm finding myself reflecting a bit on my January plans. The exercising kicked me right off the wagon about a week and a half ago, but I'm climbing back on, girls. I'm climbing back on.

Evening book reading? Coming along nicely. The children and I finished The Railway Children a bit ago and now are marching through Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. Some evenings we are just all too tired and must tuck into bed, but on the whole? Much improvement on such an easy and delightful experience to be had together.

And surprisingly, the goal of eating breakfast together has been far less taxing than I expected. In fact, it's breathed some new life into our home and interaction with each other. I quite marvel at how an setting the alarm 20 minutes earlier and making a morning meal to be shared at the table could be rather transformative. Time to talk, to taste, to read scripture, and even sing. My goodness. What a blessing.

This morning we had tea, apple slices and these easy-peasie soft scones. It was nice.

• Jammy Coconut Scones •

Mix well until butter is well cut in:
• 1.75 c. flour (white whole wheat is excellent)
• .5 c. shredded coconut
• .5 c. oats
• 2 T sugar
• 2 t. baking powder
• .25 t. salt
• 1/3 c. cold butter, cut into cubes

In small bowl, beat together:
• 2 eggs
• .5 c. milk (coconut milk is nice, too)

Add to dry mixture and mix until just moistened. (Reserve just a smidge to brush on top later.)

Butter baking sheet and pat dough into a round (about 8 inches). Brush remaining egg mixture over top. Score dough into 8 wedges with a knife and make a depression with spoon at end of each wedge. Fill with a dollop of jam. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar (regular works fine too).

Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes.


  1. And such a pretty, delicate blue flower on your plate!

    Won't lazy summer days be delightful when the warmer temperatures and sunny days will entice you to exercise more readily, when you'll have more time for evening read alouds, and when you won't have to set the alarm quite as early in order to bake breakfast yummies.

    Hang in there... keep pursuing your goals.

  2. What a blessing to your family those morning breakfasts are! You are a good wife and mother!

    Oh exercising...I am back on the band wagon...and just as sore as ever. But it sure feels great! Although, Friday I went 20 minutes on the elliptical, then got off and ate like five oreos...nothing gained, nothing lost? But not quite what I had in mind. :)

  3. Breakfast together sounds nice. I need to stop hitting snooze! (= Thanks for the recipe. I may have to try it!

  4. Oh my goodness! My mother read "Five Little Peppers and How They Grew" aloud to me years ago! What a wonderful memory! And what a wonderful memory for your little ones too! :)

  5. We've read one of the Pepper books...the rest are on our list! Eating together is lovely, isn't it?! :)

  6. I love to make scones when I'm hosting or teaching a tea...but how sad that I rarely make them for the family for breakfast! They are so doable--must make that happen soon!