Monday, February 11, 2013

Scone But Not Forgotten--By Linda Kozar

When the weather is damp, cold and gloomy, there's nothing like a cup of good Irish Breakfast Tea and a warm scone fresh out of the oven, to warm the heart and clear the cobwebs from your head. 

And...a cup of tea and a lovely scone is a wonderful way for a writer to kick-start a productive day. 

I'm on the reward plan. I set little goals and give myself brass rings to keep me going throughout the writing process. Though this technique might not work for everyone, it sure works for me.

Find out what works for you--whatever it might be. The little things, the simple things seem to be the best muses to the creative soul.


Irish Raisin Scones

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg beaten
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cup raisins

Mix ingredients and knead on floured board until smooth (1 minute). Roll out and cut with large circle cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Makes eighteen, 2-inch scones.

Linda Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/Ebook, Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) and author of Misfortune Cookies (Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,” eBooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). Her latest novel Strands of Fate released October 2012 (Hardcover/Ebook, Creative Woman Mysteries). She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years. In 2003, she co-founded, co-directed and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband Michael, married 24 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier princess named Patches.

Represented by: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Agency

Member of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance Writers of American), WHRWA (West Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX.


  1. Linda, I love your china! It reminds me of some they use in episodes of "Upstairs, Downstairs" that we've been watching for the past umteen weeks. I love scones - thanks for sharing the recipe with our readers.

    ~Nancy Jill

  2. Dear Nancy--I loved that series! And now don't miss an episode of Downton Abbey. We share a love of scones. Lemon curd is my favorite topping (along with a dollop of Devonshire Cream:)


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