- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Measure flour, sugar, b. powder, soda, and salt into large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly.
- Add apple and milk. Stir to form soft dough.
- Turn out onto lightly floured board; knead gently 8 to 10 times. Pat into two 6-inch circles. Place on greased baking sheet.
- Brush tops with milk; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Score each top into six pie-shaped wedges.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until browned and risen. Serve with warm butter and marmalade.
- Optional: Add 1/2 cup currants to batter.
I loved this recipe, though I did add a full cup of apples and added in some cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for flavor. Also I put some frosting on it with spices for my little sister and she just loves it though it's quite as good alone.
These were pretty yummy - I doubled the apple (used a heaping cup instead of half), added a teaspoon of cinnamon, and used half and half with whole wheat flour. With double of the apple I still didn't find the apple flavour strong enough so I might put some more next time. As well, I found cutting them into 6 wedges made really small scones so I might just do quarters next time - but the scones were moist and yummy when they were warm! definitely a keeper.
These are great! I've made them quite a few times now and they have been yummy. I double the apple, add some cinnamon and often use half whole wheat flour. Usually I divide them into small individual scones so I can freeze them and just thaw out one or two when I want a snack. I have also made them with chocolate chips instead of apple but that sort of defeats the healthy part... :)