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Granny Smith Apple-Cheddar Scones Recipe

December 25th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3cupsflour
  2. 1/2cupsugar, plus
  3. 2teaspoonssugar
  4. 4teaspoonsbaking powder
  5. 1teaspoonbaking soda
  6. 3/4teaspoonsalt
  7. 1/4teaspoonground nutmeg
  8. 6tablespoons coldbutter, cut up
  9. 1cupbuttermilk
  10. 1granny smith apples, peeled,cored and diced(about 1 cup)
  11. 4ouncessharp cheddar cheese, cut into very small dice(about 1 cup)
  12. 1egg white, lightly beaten

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees, lightly coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmag in a large bowl; add butter; cut in with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. With a fork stir in buttermilk, apple, and cheddar cheese pieces just until mixture froms a dough.
  4. Turn dough out onto floured surface, Knead 6 or 7 times; divide dough in half and gather each into a ball; pat each portion into a 6 to-inch-circle.
  5. Using a sharp knife coated with nonstick cooking spray, cut each round into 6-equal-wedges; brush with egg white; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and no longer soft in center; with a serrated knife, cut through earlier wedge markes; remove to rack to cool; Serve warm or at room temperature.

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