Pub Date December 10, 2013
Life has thrown Christel McClellan some experiences that could have devastated a less determined woman. Beautiful, self-assured and fiercely independent, she is trying to forget the loss of her stillborn child. But is the child alive?
She Couldn’t Deny...
Life is carefree for Ryder MacLaren who loves to see what is on the other side of the sunrise. Laird of Clan MacLaren, he is wealthy, handsome and happily unencumbered...until stunning Christel McClellan enters his life. When he hears her story, he believes the child she thought dead has been sold to a wealthy buyer.
“If you stay in my arms, I might lock the doors and let Blade and Aiden fend for themselves.” He laughed and turned her putting his arm around her waist at the knock on the door. “I believe that is our meal.”
Ryder opened the door and Aiden, not asleep after all sat up. “What is that wonderful smell?”
“Let’s see.” Christel peered under the checkered cloth covering the food. “It looks like we have strawberries, oatmeal, scrambled eggs and scones.”
“I’m so hungry I could eat the whole cow.” Blade stepped through the door, shaking water off his head like a wet puppy dog.
Recipe of the Day: Scottish Orange/Oat Scones
from Highland Sunrise
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins, dried cranberries or currents
2 tbl orange or lemon zest
2 tsp cinamon
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and raisins. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl, beat egg until frothy, and stir in melted butter and milk. Pour into the well, and mix to create a soft dough. Pat dough into two 1/2 inch thick circles. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Score 8 wedges into each circle of dough.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until risen and browned. Split wedges and serve warm.