Saturday, October 25, 2008

Apple Cinnamon Mini Scones

It's the weekend, and as usual I had a hankering for warm delicious baked goods. So here we have it:

Apple Cinnamon Mini Scones, adapted from Simple Scones.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg


  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda cinnamon and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in apple.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
  4. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
  5. Split dough in half. Place one half on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 3.5- to 4-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Repeat with other half of dough. Bake until golden, about 12 to 14 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.
I just love the pastry-like scones with apple and cinnamon. Very light and flaky. I made these half the normal size so I can indulge with just a little less guilt. wink

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