Hello :) Breakfast anyone? The Apple and Oat Scones with Cinnamon and Nutmeg, are a comforting treat. Right out of Martha Stewart's, February issue.
The perfect side to these scones would be good friends, conversation, laughter, and a pot of hot coffee and tea.
Apple and Oat Scones with Cinnamon and Nutmeg
1 2/3 Cups flour, plus more for rolling
1 1/3 Cups old-fashioned rolled oats, plus more for topping
1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 Cups Granny Smith apple (2 apples cut into generous 1/4-inch cubes)
2/3 Cup cold buttermilk, plus more for brushing
Raw turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
*How I did it: I used ground Nutmeg from a jar (was still yummy), a little more ground cinnamon (I like cinnamon), and one Gala Apple (I like a sweeter apple) diced into smaller pieces (still yummy, and enough apple). I divided the dough into 3 balls, then shaped into flat rounds, and used a pizza cutter instead of a knife to cut into triangles.
We could really use this dough for more than just apples.We could try it with dried apricots, raisins, chocolate chips (with or with out nuts) a combo of these or others, jam thumb prints. We could even add cranberries to the apples. Use your baking imagination ! I think I'll make a variety for the next tea/ coffee party I go to. Until next time!