•1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
•2 tablespoons sugar
•1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon baking soda
•1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
•1 cup buttermilk
•1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
•1 cup diced peeled apples
•In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Gently fold in the cheese and apples. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times.
• Pat into a 9-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet.
• Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 8 scones.
~~Taste of Home August/September 2003~~