November 6, 2011

Apple and Raisins Scones

Autumn is apple season! A friend who knows that I love apples shared this recipe with me. It is great  served plain or with jam or crème fraîche. I am making this for a tea party and it isn't complete without a serving of scones. Enjoy with a freshly brewed cup of tea---how delightful!

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced finely
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup sugar
¼ cup of raisins
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon granulated brown sugar
Crème fraîche, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a baking tray.
2. Sift flour and baking powder together into a large mixing bowl. Place the butter into the middle, cut butter into flour with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Stir in the diced apples, nutmeg, sugar and raisins. Mix in the beaten egg until it forms into a dough. If mixture appears too soft, stir in another ¼ cup of flour (approximately) until dough reaches desired consistency.
4. Dust some flour on a wooden surface and gently roll dough into a round shaped disk. Cut into equal sized triangles (like a pizza). Lay each slice onto the baking sheet, sprinkle brown sugar on top of scones.
5. Bake in oven for about 20-30 minutes until risen and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Serve plain or with crème fraîche.
Tips: You can cut the dough into rounds using a cookie cutter.
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