Why This Blog?


Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spiced Whole Wheat Scones

Here's another great scone recipe from my favorite little cookbook, Simply Scones. They remind me of a good spice muffin. They are delicious with butter alone or with jam, marmalade or apple butter. You could add a simple powdered sugar/milk glaze if you like.

Spiced Whole Wheat Scones
Makes 8 scones

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch cloves
6 TB unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup buttermilk*
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 400F.  Lightly butter a 9-inch circle in the center of a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.  Grate the cold butter into the dry mixture, stirring frequently until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, egg and vanilla. *(If you don't have buttermilk, add 1/2 tsp. vinegar or lemon juice to 1/2 cup milk.) Stir to combine.

With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into an 8-inch circle, in the center of the prepared baking sheet.  With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into 8 wedges.  Sprinkle top with raw sugar.

Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.  Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Eat warm or transfer scones to cooling rack.

Happy Baking!


  1. --OMGosh, wish I had one of those w/ my coffee this very moment! :)) X

  2. Michael Ann, they look so delicious! I can just imagine how good they are, warm from the oven. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I feel the need to get my hands on that cookbook! These look delicious. I've been eating a lot of Irish soda bread lately (made with a lot of whole wheat flour) so these sound like a delicious, yet familiar alternative!

  4. Yum! These look so moist and tender! And they're whole wheat...love it!

  5. Mmmm! Love scones and I've never had a whole wheat one before!


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