When one lives so far away from close family and friends it is easy to become nostalgic about the “old country.” Occassionally my sister and I will reminisce about Breakfast at Gramma’s. In addition to being able to spend some quality time with Gramma and Grampa, I think a part of the appeal comes from non-hurried pace of the morning. It starts with a cup of coffee and checking the latest online news and newest facebook updates. Next we will have a bowl of whole grain cereal with blueberries, some sliced bananas and pecans. And then for dessert another cup of coffee, maybe a couple slices of oranges a popover or a scone. This all happens without glancing at the moving hands of the clock.
My usual morning starts at seven and is a process of waking up kids, fixing them breakfast and doing french braids and ponytails and hurrying them out the door. And while I wouldn’t change my current life for anything having breakfast at Gramma’s is special little mini vacation.
Grampa Jim sent me his Cranberry Walnut scone recipe and some photos to go with it. Enjoy them with a slow weekend breakfast or brunch and imagine that you are sitting at your Gramma’s house.
(Please excuse the variation in the font size…I tried all my tricks without being successful!)
The simple recipe is:
225 g/9 0z flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
Divide unto a papered sheet and bake at 220 C/425 F for about 16 minutes.
They look amazing! So sweet that you exchange recipes with your grandparents :)… I love that!
It’s nice what modern technology allows when the distance is great!
These really look wonderful! Love the combination of walnuts and cranberries!
Cranberries and walnuts are one of my favorite combinations are well. Thank you for stopping by!
Love it, we’ll be waiting eagerly for you at our new address! 🙂
Can’t wait to come! Unfortunately not this spring…hopefully next spring!
These look really good and a nice change to a routine breakfast. It is nice to change it a bit especially when it is your grandparents recipe!
Yes, they are delicious and it is like a little piece from home!
We just had something similar a couple of days ago. One day, I’ll try this. Thanks for sharing your recipes. 🙂
Scones can be made in so many differest varieties…a different flavor to match your mood and the day! 🙂
Ha! I’d love that except for the extra pounds which I already have plenty of. 🙂
Such a wonderful memory you shared, having breakfast with your Grandparents. It’s a shame that we cannot afford to take time for a leisurely breakfast like that in our everyday lives. Thanks to you, though, we at least have this tasty scone recipe. Now we just have to make the time. 🙂
At one time I would make a weekend brunch once a month and include some of the delicious recipes that there is not time to do on weekdays. I would wake up before anyone else and and enjoy the quietness of the house while going about the kitchen.
They look delicious. Would the recipe work with frozen cranberries? I have fond memories of breakfast with my grandmother. She made me porridge and then gave me the cream from the top of the milk. Nothing seemed hurried.
I have used frozen berries before and they work excellent. They do not need to be thawed before putting in the batter. What special memory you have of your grandma to carry with you. They are the little gems in life.
This is such a heart warming post. I love this simple yet delicious country recipe. And I miss my grandma..
Thank you Danny! I think many of us have a soft spot in our hearts for our grandparents. I am thankful that I am able to enjoy the company of them…even if it is through the virtual world!
These look so yummy! I love how you share recipes with family. It is nice to know that many still do this. I am thinking of a nice hot cup of coffee and one of these! Maybe two 🙂
The cup of coffee and a scone or two sounds perfect at the moment! The sun is shining brightly and it is about -22 F/-30C here at the moment. A perfect time to get cozy inside after a little jaunt outside!
Luckily for me I always get that extra popover, slice of pulla, and last piece of chocolate with my coffee.
Yes, you are lucky Peks! 🙂
Grandma and grandpas are the best! I feel more relaxed just reading about that wonderful relaxed breakfast in the morning. I love scones and to have little sweet/tart cranberry gems hidden inside would be all that much better.
Oh, I agree they are the best! And the cranberries and walnuts add the little “something”. 🙂
What a great memory to share, and a lovely recipe as well. Love that you can freeze them 🙂 have you tried exiting your font in the html view?
For some reason that didn’t come to mind! Thanks for the tip, I’ll give it a try!
I tried the scones…but no cranberries here at this time. So I chopped in fresh cherries and used a bit of almond flavor. Still yummy but sweeter. I am gluten free so substituted 2 cups of Sunantai gluten free flour. It is soooo nice and fine. I wish we could get it here. Also used soy milk!! Hmmm not the same recipe I suppose. It is great though to be gluten free and find a flour that ‘turns out’!! Your page is inspiring me to try some baking again!
Your version sounds great! Scones are nice that they can be so versatile. Glad that the GF Sunnuntai flour worked. I have sometimes used GF Semper flour mixes but I am not an expert when it comes to GF flour since I only use it occasionally.