Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Apple Cinnamon & Oat Scones

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Scones!!  These scones taste like an apple pie, can you say delicious!? I found this recipe in a Martha Stewart magazine and I have been wanting to make them for about a month.  My boyfriend had his treat day last week and I thought this would be perfect for him to take to work.  Needless to say, they were a huge hit.  It's a perfect breakfast treat.  So delicious....


Apple & Oat Scones - Adapted from Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Yield: 12 Scones
Ingredients:
1 2/3 Cup Flour
1 1/3 Cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, plus more for topping
1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar, plus more for topping
1 Heaping Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Stick Cold Unsalted Butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 Cups Granny Smith Apple Chunks, I used 2 large apples cut into 1/4-inch cubes - It was a lot of apple...
2/3 Cup Cold Buttermilk, plus more for brushing

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cut in butter with a pastry blender, or rub in with your fingers - The largest pieces should be the size of a pea.
  4. With your fingers, flatten the butter pieces into small discs.  Add the apples and buttermilk, stirring the dough just until it comes together.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Pat dough into a rectangle, cut the dough with a floured knife into 12 pieces, or smaller depending on how many scones you want to make.
  6. Place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Brush with buttermilk and then sprinkle with sugar and oats.
  7. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let them cool for 10 minutes. 
  8. Enjoy warm or room temperature!!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm......apple and oat! Looks delicious! I never made scones before! :0

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