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.
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!