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Scones – A Simple Bread and Apple Sauce

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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

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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Apple Sauce

  • 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.

Notes

Apple Sauce is ready.
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