1 Granny Smith apple; peeled, cored and chopped (1 cup)
1/2 cup buttermilk
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a 2- to 3-quart
Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse
Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, breaking up clumps and coating cheese with flour
Combine buttermilk and egg. Stir buttermilk mixture, thyme and apples into
flour/cheese mixture; mix until dry ingredients are moistened.
Gather dough into a ball and knead against the sides and bottom of the mixing
bowl (if necessary dust hands with 1/2 tablespoon flour). Turn dough and press
loose pieces until they adhere and the bowl is fairly clean. Form into a ball
and place on buttered or parchment lined baking sheet; pat into 8-inch circle.
Cut into 8 wedges and separate pieces 1/2-inch apart.
Sprinkle wedges evenly
with remaining cheese.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield: 8 scones
Challenge package recipe developed by Challenge Home Economist.