Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cinnamon Apple Scones


More baking with my local grains. Today I made these scones.



Cinnamon Apple Scones
I found these really quick and easy to make using my food processor. If you don't have one, just cut the butter into the flours using a pastry cutter or two knives, and grate the apple with a hand grater.

2 cups soft whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
1/2 cup Khorasan wheat flour (or whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup natural granulated sugar (evap. cane juice)
6 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter or nonhydrogenated margarine)
2/3 cup plain yogurt (dairy or nondairy)
1 large baking apple, coarsely chopped or grated

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet.

Put the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and butter in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like course crumbs. Add the yogurt and pulse to mix. Pour the dough into a bowl. Core and slice the apples (I use one of those hand apple slicer-corer things.) Place the apples in the food processor. Pulse to chop. Add the chopped apples to the dough and knead them gently into the dough. Form the dough into a disk and place on prepared baking sheet. Press it into a 9-inch circle. Use a sharp knife to score the dough into 8 wedges. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Place on wire rack and cool 5 minutes before serving. These are best warm but if you save them, you can heat in a toaster oven before eating. They can also be frozen.

2 comments:

Carrie said...

Your scones look delicious!!!

Kelly said...

I've always wanted to try making scones, and these look delicious! Thanks for giving me a little weekend project. :)