Apple and Sultana Tea-time Scones…

“Why not go out on a limb?

That’s where the fruit is.”

~ Mark Twain

Go on…grab some apples and sultanas

for these delicious fruit scones!

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I do love making scones!

Sieve the flour and rub in the butter.

Sugar and spice make scones so nice!

Ingredients:

  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 75g butter, chopped
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 60g sultanas
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, peeled cored,  fine dice
  • 280ml buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla

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Fresh apple and plump sultanas;

a great combination!

Whisk the egg and vanilla, add in the buttermilk,

then mix to form the dough.

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Stamp out the scones using a floured, fluted cutter.

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 220°C/450°F/gas 7
  2. In a large bowl, rub the flour, salt and cold butter, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  3. Beat the egg, then set aside 2 tbs for glazing the scones.
  4. Stir in sugar and cinnamon, then add the sultanas and diced apple.
  5. Add the vanilla essence to the beaten egg, then make a well in the centre of the dry mix and pour in.
  6. Now add the buttermilk, stir it in quickly, from the edges to form the dough.
  7. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a round.
  8. Dip a fluted cutter into flour, then cut out scones.
  9. Brush tops with of the scones with the reserved egg whisked with little milk, then place on to a lightly floured baking sheet
  10. Bake for 12-15 mins until risen and golden.
  11. Cool on a wire tray.

Brush with an egg wash, bake  till golden

and cool on a wire rack.

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I serve these scones with my Apple and Blackberry Jam,

for a double-apple teatime delight!

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Enjoy, 

Frances 😋

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