Golden syrup butter
1.Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Grease deep 22cm x 32cm rectangular cake pan.
2.Sift flour, icing sugar and spices into large bowl; rub in butter. Add apple, buttermilk and the water. Use knife to cut buttermilk through the mixture to make a soft, sticky dough. Turn dough onto floured surface; knead lightly until smooth.
3.Press dough into an even 2cm thickness. Dip 5cm round cutter into flour; cut as many rounds as possible from dough. Place scones side by side, just touching, in pan.
4.Gently knead scraps of dough together; repeat pressing and cutting of dough, place in pan. Brush tops with a little milk.
5.Bake scones about 15 minutes.
6.To make golden syrup butter; whisk ingredients in medium bowl until light and fluffy.
7.Serve hot scones with golden syrup butter.
These scones are at their very best made just before serving. Eat them hot, straight out of the oven.Note