Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Apple Scones

Those of you who read my other blog as well, this will be a double post. Sorry. :(

Today it’s so cold and gloomy and rainy out that I felt like baking while sipping my Earl Grey. So I scoured my cookbook and found a lovely little recipe of which I had all the ingredients: Apple Scones. They are great because not only is everything in the recipe most likely already in your pantry, but they are easy to make and taste wonderful and make your kitchen smell wonderful too.

My simple nutritious cup of tea quickly turned into a calorie-fest. But, on the other hand, I’m not cold anymore!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, chilled
1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter or margarine until crumbly. Add shredded apple and milk. Stir to form a soft dough.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently 8 to 10 times. Pat into two 6-inch circles. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush tops with milk, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Score each into 6 pie-shaped wedges.
Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes, or until browned and risen. Serve warm with butter.


Kristine said...

that sounds amazing. Jill where is that illustration at the top of your blog from? I recognize it.

LauraSuz said...

I'm always looking for anything that has apples in it and this sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it in my new kitchen!