There is really such thing as serendipity, don't you think? Well, this really doesn't explain much, but this month's recipe and post was created on pure chance. First of all, I still have a tremendous leftover apple sauce from the previous recipe, so I thought I'd incorporate that for this recipe as well. Secondly, I happened to have a food photography assignment, so the lighting in these photos was courtesy of the photo studio at my campus. Maybe I should invest in one too someday. The original recipe was taken from a Japanese manga I used to read in grade school called Delicious! Since it's the first recipe the main protagonist made—and she's not good at cooking—I thought it would be mighty simple—and it is!—so I thought I'd give it a go. I've never eaten/seen scones up close before, so I'm sorry if these don't look like scones. Let me know what you guys think!
(original recipe from Delicious! by Miyuki Kobayashi; makes 8)
- 200gr flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 50gr butter, room temperature
- 5 tbsp. milk, room temperature
- 5 tbsp. apple filling (recipe here)
- vanilla essence (optional)
- Preheat the oven at 200ºC
- Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl
- Add in the butter slowly while mixing with your hands
- Add the milk little by little while keep mixing the mixture
- If you have vanilla essence, you can add it here too
- Add in the apple sauce and mix well
- Divide the mixture into 8 balls (or use a glass to create scone shapes)
- On a baking dish lined with baking paper, position the scones in ca. 5 cm intervals
- Stick the dish in the oven for 16-30 minutes
- Take it out when it's turned golden
- Serve it while it's hot!
Tips: If you don't want to make the apple filling, feel free to use store-bought apple jam or sauce. Make sure all the ingredients are in room temperature, lest they should not mix well. Careful with adding the milk, if it turns out to be too much, the mixture might get sticky and take longer to bake. Add more apple filling, if you feel that the recommended portion is not enough. For the vegan option, you can substitute butter with vegan butter or coconut oil and the milk with soy or almond milk. This dish is a perfect companion for afternoon tea or a quick breakfast to-go or midnight snacks for an all-nighter. You can devour it with a bit of whipped cream on top or slather more apple sauce on the outside. Lass es euch schmecken!