Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Our story begins with cinnaburst bread and my mother-in-law. She saw this recipe and decided to give it a try... only one problem. She couldn't find cinnamon chips anywhere. So where did she turn?? Amazon of course! Only one problem... she accidentally placed the same order twice and ended up with a whole lot more cinnamon chips than she bargained for. So she pawned a few bags off on us and we happily accepted. But then I got to thinking... what in the world am I gonna do with all these cinnamon chips?!

So the last few weeks I've been on a hunt. A scone hunt.

Because I decided that the one thing better than a warm buttery scone is warm buttery scone chocked full of fresh cut apples and cinnamon chips

Apple Cinnamon Scones
Adapted from: allrecipes
Makes 8

1 c. flour
1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 c. + 2 tsp sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 c. butter, cold
1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
1 egg
2/3 c. cinnamon chips
1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl combine flour, pastry flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut the butter into tablespoons (or smaller) and toss in the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, 2 knives, or your hands, incorporate the butter until it resembles coarse meal. Stir in the cinnamon chips and the diced apples.

In a bowl mix together the yogurt and egg with a whisk. Slowly add the yogurt mixture and mix together just until all ingredients are combined (be careful not to over-mix.)

On a floured surface shape the dough into a circle about 3/4 of an inch thick. Sprinkle with 2 tsp of sugar and very lightly press the sugar onto the top of the dough. Next using a sharp knife cut the dough (as if you were cutting a pizza) into 8 triangles and space on the cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

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