I woke up yesterday thinking about apple scones. I don't know why. But I wondered how to add some apple flavour to my standby scone recipe. Finally I went downstairs and gave it a try. The result was a nice change to our regular scone but not overly appley.
Apple Scones (adapted from Brown Sugar Scones from The Recipes Only Cookbook)
2 1/2 c unbleached flour
1 c organic unbleached spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 c brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
grated of fresh nutmeg
13 tbsp butter
3 tbsp applesauce
3/4 c milk
1/4 c apple juice
1 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, diced
Combine the flour, baking powder, spices and sugar in a food processor and whiz until blended. Add the butter and applesauce and mix until the butter is blended evenly in small pieces through the flour. Add the milk, juice and apple and mix until a dough just forms.
Dump the dough onto a floured surface and form into a rectangle. Cut the dough into 16 triangles and place onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 400 deg for 15-19 minutes until slightly golden brown. You can brush the tops of the scones with milk and add sanding sugar for extra crunch prior to baking.