Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.
Last weekend I had an itch to bake something. The truth is that I really would like to bake something every weekend, but with two adorable children to keep me busy and being in the midst of busy season at work it is getting more and more difficult to devote time to baking. I am lucky in that my son loves to help me in the kitchen. He is only two and could honestly tell how to cook many meals and bake many desserts. If I am in the kitchen he is standing on his chair right alongside me. It is really a true joy to share my passion with him. Anyway, my son and I made some delicious Apple Pie Scones and took them to his and my daughter’s daycare/preschool for the teachers. They were truly appreciated and considering the container was empty when we went to pick the kids up that afternoon I can assume people really liked them as much as they told me they did.
Apple Pie Scones with Cinnamon Glaze
Recipe from Baked Perfection
2 cups flour
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 teaspoons baking powder
zest of 1 orange
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups diced peeled apples
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups whipping cream (heavy cream)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl combine the diced apples, cinnamon, and one tablespoon of sugar and set aside. Mix flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, orange zest, and salt. Gently mix in apple mixture. Pour in whipping cream. Mix or knead by hand, just until combined (about 45 second). Mix will be sticky. Flour surface. Divide dough into two sections and pat into two rounds, each approximately five inches. Score each round first with a knife into 4ths , then 8ths. Then cut and put on a greased large cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool five minutes, then glaze.
1/2 cup powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2-3 tablespoons milk
Mix together until a thin icing consistency to pour over warm scones.