Saturday, 23 April 2011

Red Prince Apple Gem Scones with Clotted Cream

Countdown to the Royal Wedding!
Are you feeling more British already? Me too.
This new generation of Royals is bringing energy and excitement back into the Monarchy.

On April 29th, 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton will wed 
at Westminster Abbey in London.

That's one week for us to get our English on! 

In honour of the impending nuptials, Red Prince Apple has offered up some lovely recipes to help get into the spirit.

We were fortunate enough to have sampled the delicious Apple Gem Scones - perfect for brunch and as a lunch box treat. Try them yourself this weekend!

Red Prince Apple Gem Scones with Clotted Cream

The Red Prince apples used in these scones make for a light and moist biscuit. Paired with clotted cream, a traditional English spread, these Red Prince Apple Gem Scones are the perfect treat to serve at a mid-day bridal shower or afternoon tea party.

2     Red Prince apples, cored and finely diced     2
2 tbsp     lemon juice     30 mL
2 tbsp     brown sugar     30 mL
1/4 tsp     cinnamon     1 mL
2 cups     all purpose flour     500 mL
2 tsp     baking powder     10 mL
1 cup     milk     250 mL
2 tbsp     apple cider vinegar     30 mL
1/2 cup     salted butter, frozen     125 mL
demerara sugar for sprinkling, optional    
clotted cream, for serving
Preheat oven to 425 F (218 C).

In a medium-sized bowl, combine apples with lemon, sugar and cinnamon and let sit.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder, set aside.

In a small bowl, combine milk and apple cider vinegar; let sit for a few minutes.

Grate frozen butter and add to flour mixture, stirring to combine.

Drain the Red Prince apples and mix into flour and butter to coat. Pour milk into dry ingredients mixing with a fork until just combined being careful not to overwork the dough.

Roll dough to 1-inch (2.5 cm) thickness and with a cookie cutter cut into 1 ½” (3.5 cm) rounds. Sprinkle with demerara sugar (if desired) and bake for 15 minutes or until bottoms are light golden brown.

Serve with clotted cream and good quality tea.

Makes 25 scones.

PER SERVING (1 scone):  79 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 1 g protein. % RDI: 1% calcium, 2% iron, 4% vitamin A, 2% vitamin C.