29 September 2014

Cinnamon Apple Scone Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Scones
It was a grey, drippy afternoon, so the Wee Lass and I decided to bake something tasty for our afternoon snack. She really wanted cinnamon buns, but we didn't have time to wait for rising, so we made scones instead. We modified our recipe to make them a bit cinnamon-bun-inspired.

Cinnamon Apple Scones
Makes 6-8 scones
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter (cold)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small apple (peeled and grated)

Pre-heat your oven to 190°C.

Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then cut in the butter until you have fine crumbs. Don't worry if there's the odd larger bit as this will just make your scones flakier. Mix in the grated apple (we used a Royal Gala). Add the egg and milk, and mix to make a dough. Don't overmix it or the scones will not be as tender.

Flour your counter top or a large cutting board and pat your dough out into a circle about 2 cm thick. Cut it into 6-8 wedges and put on a parchement paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with a bit more cinnamon. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until just slightly browned on top.

Best eaten warm with a generous slather of butter!

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