Greg Blust, of the National Park Service, informed me that I’d also receive a free pass for a visitor to come to Isle Royale (on the boat from Houghton, MI), so I’ve asked my mother to join me. Not sure yet exactly *when* her visit will be, but we’ve started brainstorming about the details of her visit, and my planning. Our first big idea was that we should be prepared to enjoy the Dassler cabin kitchen, including some home baking. She has a recipe for oatmeal scones, which we’ve now modified and tested —- PERFECT!
Scoville Point Scones
Mix together dry ingredients:
- 1 + 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1 + 1/4 cup oat meal
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 T. baking powder
- 1 t. cream of tartar
- 1 t. spices (suggestions: anise seed, ground fennel, cinnamon-clove-ginger, etc.)
- sprinkle of flax seeds
- dash of salt
Mix these together, and store tightly wrapped in a ziplock bag. Haul to remote location and wait for the perfect morning.
- Cut in 1/2 c. butter
- 1 egg (lightly beaten with 1/3 c. + 2 T. milk)
- Add dried fruit or fresh chopped fruit (suggestions: apple, pear, or raisens).
Stir everything together lightly, pat out the dough on a flat surface to form a pie-shape.
Cut into 8 wedges, transfer to baking sheet, and bake at 375 until lightly golden.
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Just add fog and wave crash, and enjoy with a cup of coffee on Scoville Point!