Apple Scones

Have you ever wished for something that you haven’t had in a long time?? I’ve been wishing for these but it’s too darn hot to bake!

APPLE SCONES

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter or margarine
1 apple, shredded
1/2 cup milk
Milk for brushing tops
Sugar for sprinkling
Cinnamon for sprinkling

Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt into large bowl. Cut
in butter until crumbly.

Add shredded apple and milk. Stir to form stiff dough. Turn out on
lightly floured surface. Knead gently 8-10 times. Pat into two six
inch circles. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush tops with milk.
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Score each top into 6 pie shaped
wedges. Bake in 425 F oven for 15 minutes until browned and risen.
Serve warm with butter.

Variations:

Currant Apple Scones - Add 1/2 cup currants to batter.

Raisin Apple Scones - Add 1/2 cup raisins to the batter.

Prune Apple Scones - Add 1/2 cup chopped prunes to the batter.

Apple Walnut Scones - Add 1/2 cup walnuts to the batter.