Apple SconesBy Maya Moscovich on October 10th, 2011 Posted in Cakes and Cookies
Fall is here and with it the apple picking season. We went apple picking which means I have a lot of apples now, ready to be cooked, baked or simply eaten.
One of the easiest, least messy things to do with apples are fresh apple scones. There’s nothing like a hot, fresh scone along with a nice cup of tea on a cool fall evening.Here’s an easy to do recipe that’s a great success every single time. These scones are super yummy when served either warm with butter or cooled with a nice cup of tea or coffee.
Either way, it tastes like home!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ + 2 tbsp sugar
- ¼ cup butter (can be either chilled or in room temperature)
- ½ cup milk
- 3 small apples OR 2 large ones – peeled and cut into small pieces
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 220C or 425F
- Place all dough ingredients in a bowl (or a mixer bowl) and stir until a soft dough forms. The dough will be a just a little bit sticky.
- Turn dough into a slightly floured surface and knead gently a few times, just until the dough is less sticky.
- Divide dough into 2 balls and pat each ball into 2 circles (about 6-7 inches each).
- Place 2 circles on a slightly greased baking sheet.
- Brush tops with the 2 tbsp milk and sprinkle the 2 circles with the 1 tbsp sugar and ¼ tsp cinnamon.
- Score each circle into 6-8 wedges.
- Place in pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes or until browned and risen.