April 06, 2010

Happy (belated) Monday: apple cinnamon scones

Wally and I came back yesterday evening from Portland. We had an amazing trip, despite the weather, and we ate a lot of goodies. We came back too late, however, for me to bake something good for this first day of work so only today I managed to bake some scones for Wally. We had a couple of apples forgotten in the back of the fridge that were going bad so I really wanted to use them to bake up something yummy. Unfortunately, Wally does not like the texture of cooked apples...so no apple pies or apple turnover or any other type of apple intensive things for him. I remembered, however, a nice trick that my mom used to use when my brother and I were kids and very very very picky (poor woman...I still don't know how she could handle cooking for us). To have us eat apples from time to time while still having sweet things she used to grate an apple in the dough of certain cakes. I stole her trick for this apple cinnamon scones. You cannot really bite the apple but you can still taste it. Also, I have long ago learnt from my mom that grated apples in the dough makes it more moist and soft. So are these amazing scones.

Happy belated Monday!

Apple Cinnamon Scones
yield 8 scones

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter, chopped in small cubes
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 grated apple
cinnamon and brown sugar to sprinkle on top

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add milk and grated apple, stirring just until mixed. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently a few times and shape into a ball.

On a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, pat dough into a circle about 1/2" thick and 8-1/2" in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut wedges in the dough, being careful not to cut all the way through. Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with the brown sugar-cinnamon mix.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Happy (belated) Monday!


  1. yum! they do look really moist!I guess shredded apples must be like zucchini to a recipe, I'll have to remember that!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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