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Cinnamon Apple Scones November 13, 2008

Filed under: Bread/Muffins,Vegetarian — cookinghussy @ 8:28 pm

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I made scones. For the first time, I made scones.

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My kitchen filled with the smell of cinnamon. I love the smell of things baking.

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For the past several weekends we’ve had these scones. I baked one batch the first weekend and put the other set in the freezer and baked them the next weekend. It’s so wonderful to have a cup of coffee and a warm scone and not pay $7 for them in a coffee shop. Next time, I’m interested in making some pumpkin scones…

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  • 2 C. all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 C. wheat flour
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 C. cold unsalted butter – cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 C. buttermilk
  • 1 T. ground cinnamon
  • 2 C. peeled and diced apples
  • 1 egg – beaten
  • 2 T. milk
  • cinnamon & sugar mixture to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 400°. Line  2 baking sheets and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal. (Alternately, use a food processor with a metal blade to cut in the butter.) Stir in cinnamon and chopped apples. Do not overwork the dough.

Add 1 & 1/4 cups of buttermilk. Mix until combined and the dough begins to stick together. Add remaining buttermilk if dough is too dry.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll or pat dough into two 6-inch rounds about 1 & 1/2 inches thick. Cut each round in half, then cut each half into 3 triangles. Place on baking sheets.

Mix together beaten egg and milk. Brush the tops of the triangles with egg wash. Then, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Serve immediately. (You can freeze the unbaked scones for a month or so, tightly wrapped.)

Notes: Yum! I like scones!

Servings: 12 scones

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