Archive for October 13th, 2011

October 13, 2011

apple cinnamon scones

Scones are one of those baked items I often avoid… mainly because usually they are dry, powdery and bland and always made with super white flour YUCK:( I have a friend back in Calgary Aviv of sidewalk citizen bakery who made me eat a white chocolate and berry scone of his many years ago, and that opened my eyes to the world of fluffy, light divine scone-ness. He is an artful baker who is dedicated to organic and real local ingredients, and my scones aspire to be that good.

About a year ago I found a scone recipe that really did it for me, it reminded  me of Avivs scones, and I have since made them a few times, usually with savory herb and cheese or chive additions, but today as I am still drowning in apples I made a cinnamon apple scone, using whole spelt flour, and they were loevly.

Here is the recipe I am always very happy with the results of:

sift together

1 3/4 cup whole  spelt flour

4tsp baking powder

1/4 cup cane sugar

a pinch of salt (only if you are using unsalted butter)

grate 5 tbsp of cold butter into the flower and gently toss with your finger tips BEING REALLY MINDFUL to NOT overmix

add 1/2 cup buttermilk mixed with 1/4 cup yougurt

and 1/2 cup of finely diced apples tossed in cinnamon and a squeeze of lemon juice

gently combine ingredients, again don’t over mix stop when things are just combined.

portion and drop onto a baking parchment lined pan

brush each scone with a wash made of  1 egg and 2tbsp milk mixed well

bake at 400 for 10 minutes.. or until golden brown

serve warm with a cuppa’