Apple cinnamon oatmeal scones

October 25, 2010 § 1 Comment

It was a rainy weekend here in the Bay Area.  What better way to spend it than lounging in a comfy chair, drinking tea and watching the rain drip down the window?  Sounds lovely, but somewhat sadly,  that’s not how I spent my weekend. Even so, I still made some scones that would complete this little daydream of mine, and enjoyed them perfectly well on the go from one place to another.  I used a variation of Martha Stewart’s scone recipe as a base, and then spiced it up a bit.   Here’s what you need for these comforting fall treats:

  • 3/4 cup peeled and diced apples (2 small or 1 large)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 6 tblsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tblsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 tblsp chilled, unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup half-and half, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons raw turbinado sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper and set aside.

2. Peel and dice the apples in to bite-sized pieces, approximating 3/4 cup total.  Place in a small bowl and add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix well.  Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, 5 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, baking powder and salt.

4.  Cut the chilled butter in to small pieces and add to the dry ingredients.  Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter in to the flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.

5.  Stir in 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon half-and-half until just moistened.  Add the apples and mix until they are evenly distributed.

6. Transfer the dough to a light-floured surface.  Knead the dough a few times, and then pat it in to an approximately 1-inch thick round. 

7. Using a dough scraper or sharp knife, cut the round in to 8 sections. Transfer the pieces to the lined baking sheet.  Brush the tops with the remaining half-and-half.  Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar.

8. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack.

Notes on these scones: I think these turned out quite well, and there are very few changes I would consider making to the recipe.  Some things I might tweak for next time would be to add more oats.  Or maybe to incorporate a toasted oat topping, instead of the sugar crystals, just to highlight the oat flavor a tiny bit more.  It might also be possible to get away with using less butter, but I didn’t want to risk it for this particular batch…maybe next time. Or maybe not.

 

 

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