Brilliant Apple Scones Recipe


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It's hard to beat a warm, fluffy scone for breakfast.

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  • 4 Tbs. cold butter
  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C. wheat germ
  • 1/4 C. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs (1 for glazing)
  • 1/2 C. buttermilk
  • 1 C. Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into Ā½" cubes

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the butter into small (1/4") chunks, rewrap it in the paper, and return it to the refrigerator. Combine the dry ingredients. Beat 1 egg and combine it with the buttermilk. Thread the butter though the dry ingredients with thumb and fingers, getting it to a gravelly texture. Comb the buttermilk-egg mixture into the butter-flour "gravel" then add the apple cubes, blending through the batter just enough to be able to make two equal sized balls. Flatten the balls to 2 disks 5-6" in diameter. Now "pizza-slice'"each disk into four sections. Put the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet. Beat the second egg and brush it on the scones as a glaze. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Yield: 8 servingsĀ 

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