Thursday, January 24, 2008

Apple Scones


I don't know about you, but I like to have a slightly more luxurious breakfast on the weekends. Maybe something hearty like bacon and scrambled eggs, an omelette or frittata, perhaps pancakes, or simply some nice, warm-from-the-oven bread. These scones are real easy to put together, but will definitely add that special touch to a breakfast. They're delightfully crumbly and very apple-y. I love them with a fairly sharp cheese, and a slice of smoked turkey.

Apple Scones
Makes 6 large scones

150 g white flour
100 g wholemeal spelt flour (or regular wholewheat)
50 g sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
75 g butter
1 apple, coarsely grated (no need to peel it beforehand if you don't want to)
1 egg


Mix all the dry ingredients. Add the butter, cold and diced, and pinch with your fingertips until well distributed. Or use a food processor - that's what I generally do.

Add the egg and the apple, and quickly shape into scones. You can use a muffni tin (well greased!) if you don't want to make them free-form.

Bake at 200°C for about 10-12 minutes, or until they are cooked through and lightly golden.

Recipe in Swedish:


daphne said...

Sweet! I try to cook something up for breakfast on weekends but usually I'm too lazy and roll over to sleep instead. LOL.

Those scones look wonderful! and apple scones-that's something different.

Cinnamonda said...

Nice recipe! I will definitely try this.

Christina said...

Ah! Love scones. So simple and yet so good. Perfect for a weekend breakfast.

Annemarie said...

Scones - wonderful. Apple scones - sound even better. Apple scones with cheese and turkey - get me into the kitchen so I can make me some.

Linn said...

The scones look nice and crumbly on the outside and they are perfect that way! Then you know they aren't too dry. I have never made apple scones, but I certainly feel like trying these out now...

Katie said...

Ohh yum. These sound perfect for a weekend breakfast. Wish I could ahve one now, maybe tomorrow hey. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sorina said...

Oh definately going on my must try list!!! Sounds yummy!!!

kellypea said...

I've been eyeing those bags of spelt in Whole Foods lately. This looks like a perfect recipe to give it a try. Thanks!

amy said...

Hi Anne - I am a newcomer to your blog and have been enjoying it. This scone recipe has had my mouth watering for days, so I thought I'd try it out on this snowy Sunday. And I can't believe you made this recipe work without adding milk or cream! Please let me know if there's an error. I used two smallish juicy apples but even then there wasn't nearly enough liquid (including the egg) to make a dough. So I added milk (not sure how much) quickly to try to get the right consistency, and then they needed an extra 5 minutes or so to bake. The good news is the scones turned out beautifully (we had them with ham and 4-year-old Canadian cheddar). Very yummy!

Anne said...

Amy, that's weird! I do indeed make them without any additional liquid, the egg seems to be plenty to get me a really sticky dough - anything more and it'd be liquid! Strange! But glad they turned out tasty anyway :)

BigAndiD said...

Hi Anne,

These were very tasty, made a nice change to my normal breakfast.

One small question though, mine seemed a little on the crumbly side, is there something i have done wrong?

Heide M (TM) said...

Wish I had one of your yummy scones. Thanks for posting this.