Monday, April 11, 2011

whole wheat apple scones

my brother has been lusting after scones for months now. i see him at least once a week and each time he brings up scones more than once. the problem with this is that i did not start out wanting scones, but the more he mentioned them, the more i wanted them too. i finally gave in and made us some scones.

now i know what you are thinking- didn't you say you were going to learn to cook? i promise i will, but for now i will share with you my love for baking. 

as far as ingredients go, this recipe was super easy:
1/2 cup of fresh fruit (the recipe asked for pear, but because it's not in season and i had a locally grown apple, i improvised)
1 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour, plus slightly more for rolling
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 a teaspoon baking powder
1/4 granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon demerara sugar (or large granule sugar)

apparently my spatial awareness was not so good... oh well

let me just say that these were thoroughly taste tested! i ate two before i even had them on the cooling rack. now i doubt anyone could say that any scone is healthy, but the upside to these is that they are whole wheat, they can be made with local ingredients, and they are quick and tasty. all my brother and i have to say is "delicious."

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