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Recipe for family meals :

Glazed Apple-Raisin Scones
 

This recipe comes from CooksRecipes.com the top recipe site run by Hope Pryor (see Biography page). You will find several of the recipes featured on Hub-UK but these are only a small sample of the first class selection of recipes you will find on this first class site run by someone who truly loves cooking. To visit CooksRecipes.com click here.

"These scrumptious scones don't have to be warm to be delicious".

Ingredients

Scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 small tart green apple, peeled and grated (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup golden raisins
3/4 cup buttermilk

Glaze:
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
About 3 tablespoons milk or water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together. Using a pastry blender (or tips of your fingers), cut in the shortening until mixture is crumbly. Add the grated apple and raisins, mixing well. Stir in the buttermilk just until mixture is combined.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll dough in the flour to form a ball and then pat dough out into an 8-inch circle and cut into 8 wedges. Place scones, about 1-inch apart, onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 12 to 14 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove from oven and place scones on a wire rack which as been set over waxed paper to catch the drips. Generously brush the glaze over the tops and sides of scones. Allow glaze to set before serving.

For the glaze:

  • Combine all ingredients with enough milk or water until consistency is thin enough to use a pastry brush to apply it onto the scones.

Store any leftovers in a very loosely covered container.

Makes 8

© Hope Pryor 2002

 
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