Saturday, October 20, 2012

Apple craisin scones

 I love my standard almond scones. They are the most amazing scones ever. Or at least they were, until this variation came along. The apples in this one keep the scone even more moist, and the craisins add the occasional bite of tangy surprise. I guess this should be a harvest dish, because Macs are best in the fall, and these scones are amazing with tart, fresh Macintosh apples.

Ingredients
1.25 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 tbsp sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp baking soda
0.25 tsp salt
0.25 cup craisins
1 Macintosh apple
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter

Preparation
Mix the dry ingredients. Peel and core the apple, cut into thin slices and cut each slice into thirds.


Add the craisins and apples to the flour mix. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter.

Mix the buttermilk and the vanilla. Pour in and quickly mix by hand until it just comes together. Pat out into an inch-thick layer on a well-floured surface. Cut into 8 pieces.


Brush top with buttermilk and bake at 375 F until light brown. Serve warm!

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