Apple-Cheddar Scones

Apple-Cheddar Scones
  • 16 scones
  • 0:15 Preparation
  • 0:20 Cooking
  • 0:35 Total Time

Ingredients

Add all
  • 2 1/4 cups
    (565 mL)

    all-purpose flour

  • 4 tsp.
    (20 mL)

    baking powder

  • 3/4 tsp.
    (3 mL)

    Salt

  • 1/4 tsp.
    (1 mL)

    baking soda

  • 4 oz
    (125 mL)

    cold butter, cut into pieces

  • 1 1/2 cups
    (375 mL)

    buttermilk

  • 1/2 tsp.
    (2 mL)

    cinnamon

  • 1

    medium granny smith apple, diced

  • 3 oz
    (100 g)

    mild cheddar cheese, grated

  • milk as required

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

Put flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in the food processor and pulse to combine.

Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in buttermilk and cinnamon just until moistened. Add diced apples and grated cheese and knead gently to mix in (6-7 at most or the dough will be tough).

On a floured surface, roll out dough about 1-in. (2.5-cm) thick.

Cut dough into 2-in. (5-cm) diameter circles and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Brush scones with milk and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool scones before serving.

Source: Académie Culinaire