Years ago, I went through a big mystery novel phase. In one of the mysteries, the heroine is stranded at a cabin with only a few items for food in the pantry – flour, baking soda, dry milk, etc. Of course, she is able to whip together a totally appetizing meal with minimal ingredients in a skillet in the fireplace. I was reminded of this story this morning when I wanted to bake but didn’t want to use the oven. (Kent turned our oven into a high-powered pizza oven with fire bricks last night and I was hoping that if I left his construction undisturbed he would make pizza again tonight).
So here’s a recipe for scones done in a skillet. As I was baking them this morning, it dawned on me that this might be a good recipe for a camping trip. The ingredients are all dry but water and a little vegetable shortening so most of it can be easily mixed up and placed in a baggy to go. They taste a little like french toast so they’re perfect for a Sunday morning.
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. cream of tartar
1/4 t. salt
1 T. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
2 T. dried milk
1/2 c. water
2 T. vegetable shortening
Stir the dry ingredients together. Add the water and mix well. Place batter on a well floured board and knead 8-10 times. Pat into 6 inch circle. Cut into wedges, 6-8.
Heat skillet on medium heat and melt shortening. Place wedges in skillet and leave until the bottom side is golden. Flip and brown other side. Split a scone to test for doneness.
PS – I did get more fresh pizza for supper. Watch for Kent’s upcoming post on it. Yummy.