Read on for my recipe for spiced apple scones
It feels like Autumn here, misty and a touch chilly with grey skies and drizzle. I wanted to bake something cozy and comforting and since there is a huge pile of apples lurking in the kitchen (why do I go on these splurges when I keep buying the same thing as I forget how much I already have – oops an age thing maybe!) I hit on the idea of apple scones with a bit of spice added for that comforting heat.
I love scones, that quintessentially Scottish tea time treat. I make everything from simple scones to fruit scones, tattie scones, cheese scones, drop scones (aka Scotch pancakes) to treacle scones. I admit it, I kind of like scones, what can I say!
I really feel these spiced apple scones are the taste of autumn for me. Apples are in abundance, spices are warming and scones just perfect at any time.
Make these comforting cakes to have with a cup of tea by the fire.
Spiced Apple Scones
- 1 large egg
- 125 ml/1/2 cup natural Greek yogurt or buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons ginger syrup or golden syrup/corn syrup
- 450 g1lb plain flour all purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 100 g/3 1/2oz butter chopped
- 300 g/11oz eating apples
- Preheat oven to 220C425F/Gas 7 and line a large baking sheet
- Whisk the egg along with the yogurt and syrup in a jug and set aside.
- Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl.
- Add the chopped butter and rub in to form a bread crumb like mixture.
- Grate the apples (including the skin) and disscard cores. Add apple to the mixture and stir in. Now add a little of the eggy mix and make a dough. You won't need all of the liquid here.
- Pat out the dough on to a floured surface about 2.5cm/1" thick and use a cookie cutter to cut out rounds. You should get about 16 from this mixture.
- Place on oven tray and brush the tops with the left over eggy mix and then scatter over some Demerara sugar.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and a little skewar comes out cleanly.
- Let cool on a wire rack and then enjoy with butter, jam and a cuppa!
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