Old Fashioned Oats Scones

© Menzi Mhlanga

© Menzi Mhlanga

What you will need

1 cup wheat flour
¾ cup grahams flour
¾ cup rolled oats (aka old fashioned oats)
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons granulated brown sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground vanilla
160 grams cold butter (I kept mine in the freezer for 20 min before using
⅓ cup orange zest
⅓ cup raisins
160ml milk
1 egg, beaten (for glazing) 

  • Preheat oven to 225°C. Prepare your baking tray by lining it with baking parchment.

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour (both kinds), oats, baking powder, sugar, salt, and vanilla.

  • Using the large holes in your grater, grate the frozen butter into the flour bowl. Using the tips of your fingers, gently rub the flour and butter together until you get a course, breadcrumb-like texture. Gently pour the milk into the flour mixture while also adding the orange zest and raisins. Using your hand or baking spatula, combine until all the dough is just combined and no dry flour is left exposed.

  • Sprinkle some flour on your work surface. Scrape the dough onto the floured surface and gently pat into a flat circle (about 1-2 cm thick). Using a circular cutter, cut out as many round dough pieces as you can cut. Collect the “scrap” dough, repeat the process until all the dough has been used up. Place the cut out dough onto your prepared baking tray.



  • Prepare your egg wash by whisking the egg in a small bowl/cup. Gently brush the top of the scones with the beaten egg. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until they look golden brown.

  • When done, remove from oven and serve immediately with your choice of butter and/or seasonal jam.

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