My evaluation of this recipe after my sensory evaluation and discussion with my good girl friend from Horsens, who also is a scone lover like I, is, that the recipe NEEDS more butter instead of the tiny amount of 40 g !!!! And replacement of the milk with buttermilk, could also be another interesting twist to this recipe, and a pinch of salt as the finishing touch. The combination of walnut and apple is excellent, but more butter please :-)))
Scones with apple and walnuts a la Baking Mad: - 10 scones
|Scones ready for baking|
- 225 g (cake) flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 40 g (cold) butter - diced
- 1½ tablespoon sugar
- 25 g walnuts - chopped
- 150 g milk
- 1 apple - cored, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoon sugar - for sprinkling before baking
- Preheat the oven (conventional) to 225'C
- Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
- Cut the cold butter into small pieces.
- Grind the butter pieces into the flour mix.
- Add the chopped walnuts and apple pieces into the flour mix, stir well
- Pour in the milk, stir well without without kneading it into a dough.
- Place the dough on a pieces of baking paper.
- Flatten the dough into a height of 2 cm.
- Use a glass to cut out scone pieces.
- Re-roll the dough and cut again, until you have used all of the scone dough.
- Place the scones a baking tray covered with baking paper and sprinkle them with sugar.
- Bake the scone at 225'C for 12-15 minutes.
- Serve the scones together with whipped cream and jam