I'm sorry, these must be the ugliest scones ever made but they do taste nice.
My son used to have this huge thing about dried apple, then, overnight, with a huge bag left in the cupboard, he decided he didn't like it anymore.
So I tried these for size and I think they're lovely (if extremely ugly!)
Apple scones - makes approx 8 small scones
225g, 8 oz SR flour or plain (all purpose) flour with 2 tsp baking powder
50g, 1.75oz Butter or dairy free margarine
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (Cinnamon powder)
100ml, 3.3 floz Apple juice
130g, 4.5 oz Dried apple
Preheat the oven to 180oC (Fan), 200oC, 400F, Gas Mark 6.
Put the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, butter and chopped pieces of dried apple into a food processor. Process till the butter is rubbed in and the apple is in small pieces (don't carry on till they disappear though!)
Turn out into a bowl and add the apple juice. Bring together into a dough and pat out into a thick layer, certainly no thinner than an inch. Cut using a small, round fluted or straight cutter. Mine was 6cm (a bit more than 2 inch) diameter.
Put on a floured baking tin and reroll the scraps until the dough is used.
Brush the tops with milk (optional) and bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
Serve with butter and / or apple butter if liked (if you're not worried about them being sugar free) or these would also be equally at home with cheese. Tasty. My son looked at them and said "no", I suggested he tried a bite and he loved them. Just so ugly... Sorry!
Best served on day of baking or freeze, defrost and warm through slightly in a microwave.