Scones – A Simple Bread and Apple Sauce
I don’t know why, I was always intrigued by Scones.Even though I had never tasted them, I wanted to try and make them some day.I came to know of scones while watching a TV program. I guess the curiosity could be because I always look at baking as a challenge and so wanted to take up this one as well. So that was the prelude to this episode. 🙂
Scone is a small Scottish quick bread especially popular in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Ireland. (Courtesy: Wikipedia). After a bit of research, I decided to try out a simple Scone recipe from Manuela’s blog, Manu’s Menu. This is a simple bread with a hint of sweetness.I served it with Homemade Apple Sauce.I was very pleased with the result. Recipe follows.
Scones - A Simple Bread
- 300 gms Plain flour (mixed with 4 tsp of baking powder OR self-raising flour)
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 1 tablespoon Castor sugar
- 3/4 cup Milk
Homemade Apple Sauce
- 2 Apples - peeled , cored and shredded
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Ground
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 3 tbsps Brown sugar
- Sieve the flour (and the baking powder)and put it in a mixer together with the butter..
- Mix for a few seconds, until the butter gets absorbed by the flour..
- Addsugar and milk and mix until combined..
- Then transfer the dough onto a floured surface. Knead for a couple of minutes (adding a little extra flour if required) until you get a soft but not sticky dough.
- Pat the dough down into a sheet of 2 xbd cm in thickness (1 inch).
- Cut the dough into rounds with a scone/pasta cutter.
- Shape the leftover dough into a slightly thicker sheet and cut out the remaining scones.
- Place the scone rounds on an oven tray with their sides just touching each other (this produces a softer sided scone and helps to support them). If you prefer crisp tops and sides, place the scones apart from each other on the oven tray.
- Brush the top of the scones with a little milk.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 220C for 12-15 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.
- Place shredded apples in a medium saucepan over medium low heat.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Then add water and cook until the apple bits become soft and mushy.
- Stir in brown sugar and mix well.
- Switch off heat once you get the desired saucy consistency.