international scone week this week, I knew exactly which recipe I wanted to make. As so often happens I got distracted. Fortunately when I roasted some beetroot for beetroot hummus, I remembered to set one aside for Simone's lovely Beetroot, Apple and Pistachio scones. Only I had decided to use walnuts instead of pistachio.
It is not too late to bake some scones and send them to Celia. Happy international scone week everyone!
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: PPN Easy cauliflower cheese macaroni
Two years ago: Around Orange - the vision splendid
Three years ago: Honey, Yoghurt and Chocolate Cake
Four years ago: Surprising Sprouts in Risotto
Five years ago: Easy as Vegetable Pie
Six years ago: Rumi: Middle Eastern Delights
Beetroot, apple and walnut scones
Adapted from Bricole
Makes 12 - 16
4 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine (I used nuttalex)
3/4 cup plain white flour
1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour
2 tbsp buckwheat flour
2 tbsp cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp caster sugar (I didn't use but might next time)
1/4 cup grated roasted beetroot
1/4 cup grated apple
1/4 cup crushed walnuts (I crushed these with a fork)
1/2 cup soured milk (or yoghurt or buttermilk)
Lightly grease a baking tray. Preheat oven to 190 C (I preheated mine to 210 C because it is slow.)
Mix butter, dry ingredients and beetroot in a food processor until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs (or rub butter into ingredients with your fingers) Transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in the apple and walnuts. Then gently stir in milk until you have a sticky dough.
Lightly knead for a minute on a floured surface until you have a smooth dough. Pat out to a square of about 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into four (or three) strips horizontally and then four strips vertically to make 12 or 16 square scones.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. (Check bottoms to see if golden brown to confirm they are cooked). Wrap scones in a teatowel to keep soft. Best eaten on day of baking.
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