Griddle Scones

griddle-sconesYears 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.

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4 Responses to Griddle Scones

  1. Jill says:

    Wish I was there to try those out.. have always heard about them!!

  2. justine says:

    will this work without the dried milk?

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