Tag Archives: Desserts

Blueberry Oat Scones

Oatmeal Blueberry Scones

We’re getting ready to leave California, and we’re sad. Not only because it’s very nice here, but because, we have to pack and start life again in a new place. Many people tell us our lives are really exciting, having traveled to so many places, etc. But for us, we’re looking forward to finding a stable place. Especially now that we have a little one.

Anyways, Sarah now is trying to cook with the things we have in the cupboards. We have a lot of oatmeal, from Costco (American big supermarket which sells things in big quantities), so Oat Scones sounded good. Sarah found a recipe in the book Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison. It’s kind of sad, we’re transcribing this simple recipe instead of many other wonderful recipes the book has. You might see a few more from this book before we leave here.

One of the variations for this recipe it’s putting blueberries. Besides they’re yummy, Sarah has pledged to eat as many berries as she can before leaving the States. Her reasoning is that in Spain there are not blueberries and that in Denmark, they are somewhat pricy. That’s fine with Carlos, although he’s a little afraid of becoming a blueberry himself. The little one likes them too, although we cut them in little pieces for her.

This is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats, plus extra for the counter
  • 1-1/2 cups all/purpose or whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown suga
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plus tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 blueberries

Preheat the oven to 425 (Fahrenheit) or 220 (Celsius).

Mix: The dry ingredients together, then cut in the butter with your fingers or two knives until coarse crumbs are formed. Beat the egg with the milk and vanilla and stir it into the dough. Mix just enough to moisten the dry ingredients evenly. Scatter some oats on the counter and turn the dough out on top of them. Pat into a  circle about 2 cm thick, then cut into eight wedges and place each piece on the oven. Bake until good browned, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm. It’s a nice snack.

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Danish Tea Cookies

These are crunchy cookies that are great as a snack or at “tea time.”

  • 200 g butter
  • 250 g flour
  • 100 g. powdered sugar
  • approx 50-gr. sliced or chopped almonds
  • 1 egg (if using decorative method)!

Mix butter, sugar and flour together. Roll into a long roll that is narrow and long.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 8-24 hours.

Cut into 3 mm slices and place on a baking sheet. Beat egg and put a small amount on each cookie. Add Almond slice. The egg will make the almond stick. If you are short on time you can add chopped almonds to the roll and just cut and bake.  Bake at 200 C until golden.

Cut the roll in

Danish Spice Cake

This is a delicious spice cake! Easy and traditional Danish recipe.

Spice Cake

  • 100 gr. butter or margarine (softened)
  • 300 gr. Dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 gr. flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon, all spice, cloves, ginger, cardamom,
  • 50 gr. coconut flakes
  • 1-2 apples chopped
  • 100 gr. chopped almonds
  • 1 dl milk (a little less than 1/2 cup)

Cream together butter, sugar and eggs in Tmix or with a hand beater. Add eggs 1 at a time.  Mix flour and baking powder and add the rest of the ingredients. Add dry ingredients little by little to wet ingredients and add milk near the end as needed for moistness.

Bake on 180 C. for 45-60 minutes in a cake pan.