October 31, 2012

Scones with apple and walnuts a la Baking Mad

Apple-walnut scones
I saw an add 1½-2 years ago in Country Living about the baking home-page called www.bakingmad.com, where this recipe on scones with walnut and apple was featured. For some reason I get this scone combination in mind for testing out in my own kitchen. And the PINK fund raising afternoon tea turned out to be this opportunity to do it.

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
  1. Preheat the oven (conventional) to 225'C
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut the cold butter into small pieces.
  4. Grind the butter pieces into the flour mix. 
  5. Add the chopped walnuts and apple pieces into the flour mix, stir well
  6. Pour in the milk, stir well without without kneading it into a dough.
  7. Place the dough on a pieces of baking paper.
  8. Flatten the dough into a height of 2 cm.
  9. Use a glass to cut out scone pieces.
  10. Re-roll the dough and cut again, until you have used all of the scone dough.
  11. Place the scones a baking tray covered with baking paper and sprinkle them with sugar.
  12. Bake the scone at 225'C for 12-15 minutes.
  13. Serve the scones together with whipped cream and jam

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