Sunday, April 10, 2011
Scones - How About Date and Apple - Delicious Autumn Food
I decided that roasting was a good idea.
Just lightly oil a roasting tin, remove any impurities, cut them in half and roast till they collapse.
When they have cooled,
Through the Food mill to remove the skins and the pips.
I then flavoured the pulp, with the zest and juice of an orange.
Funny how the mind works... is there any reason why they can't be used to make scones?
WELL this was a sensational idea.
Talk about flaky and soft crumb with a crisp top. We loved them.
We had 2 Mad Birds visiting and they wolfed them down as well
Makes light work of it
Pre-heat oven to 210C
2 cups Self Raising Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, chopped into small cubes
12 dates chopped
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup apple pulp
Add flour, baking powder and salt to food processor
Blitz to lighten and mix well
Add butter and pulse until it look like bread crumbs
Only takes seconds
Best now to add the liquid and dates by hand
Stir the apple pulp and milk till smooth
Tip flour into mixing bowl
It is quite a wet dough, that is fine
Lay on a lightly floured board
Form a rectangle and divide into 8
Place on a baking tray lined with Baking paper
Cook in oven approx 15 minutes
Delicious with butter but actually they are fine on their own.