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Monday, December 27, 2010

fresh apple scones in a blizzard

We are in the middle of a blizzard . Luckily, the snow is fine and dry, and huge swirls of snow are blowing across the roads and fields, and when it meets an obstacle, like a door or house, the drifts pile up. So much snow had piled against the front door, I spent a half hour trying to get it open. But so far, we still have power, so , after a little shovelling, I raced to the kitchen to make a special breakfast, just to celebrate. I was going to make an apple pie, but thought it might never finish baking if the power went off. How about a tender-crumbed apple scone, studded with juicy fresh apple chunks and sprinkled with cinnamon? 25 minutes later, I was biting into this delicious oats and apple scone.
Oats and Apple scones
Makes 8 scones.
Preheat oven to 360F (375 is a little hot with my oven)
A baking sheet, no need to grease
1 1/2 cups King Arthur all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats ( not instant)
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed firmly
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. kosher salt
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 t. vanilla
1 cup peeled and diced apple
1/2 cup plus 2 T. buttermilk
Preheat oven to 360F.
In mixer bowl, mix together the flour and oats, then the brown sugar, salt, and baking powder and cinnamon.
Add the cut up butter and mix until well incorporated.
Add the apples and mix, then add the buttermilk and vanilla, and mix just until it forms a ball.
Pat the dough into a circle on a lightly floured surface.
Cut dough circle into eight triangles and place on baking sheet, and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 25 minutes, remove, and cool briefly.
Slather with butter or jam, or apple butter and enjoy warm.
Here's hoping all you New Englanders are safe and warm!


Anonymous said...

I miss the snow! We are watering our trees this year here in Denver. It is unbelievably warm.
Scones are also one of my favorite comfort foods. Yours look like the perfect treat on a snowy day.

katrina said...

Crazy, isn't it, Kirsten? I am SOOOO grateful we're not getting the sleet, high tides, and power outages the coast and islands are getting. This little blizzard isn't too bad, though it is cold. I'm sure you'll be getting snow soon, so enjoy the tropical days while they last! Happy New Year to you and yours!

The Food Hound said...

These look delicious!! I just found your blog and I love it!! We got about 3 inches, which is blizzard-like for Knoxville :) The Booze Hound and I are transplanted Yankees, though, so it's NEVER enough snow for us!! What better way to spend the day than baking!!

katrina said...

Hello, Food Hound and pleased to meet you! Love your blog as well ♥ - I was chuckling over your descriptions of the in-laws:)
I'm glad you got snow in Knoxville- nothing cheers along the Christmas/New Year's spirit than lots and lots of snow!
Happy New Year and happy cooking to you!


Barb said...

Watching the news about the blizzard in the east, I couldn't help but wonder about you and how hard this amazing snow storm might be affecting you! I know you're not really on the coast, but I figured you were still probably getting a lot of snow. I think fresh apple scones was a great solution - look & sound delicious!! Stay warm!

katrina said...

Sweet Barb - thanks for the kind thoughts! All is well, but we have lots of snow and chilly temps ( 9 degrees). But the power never did go off, so I'm pretty happy. Wishing you the very best coming New Year, and , as always, thank you for stopping by! You are a sweetheart ♥