Recipe

Spiced apple scones

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 20 Item
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Ingredients

Spiced apple scones
  • 3 1/2 cup (525g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoon icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 1 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon
  • 60 gram cold butter, chopped coarsely
  • 1 cup (75g) finely chopped dried apple
  • 1 1/2 cup (375ml) buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Golden syrup butter
  • 100 gram butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup or treacle

Method

Spiced apple scones
  • 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.

Notes

These scones are at their very best made just before serving. Eat them hot, straight out of the oven.

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