A quick and easy scone recipe with apple.
British Apple Scones
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Persons: 4
- Difficulty: Easy
- 200 g (1 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 50 g (1/4 cup) butter (1/2 stick)
- 50 g (1/4 cup) sugar
- 1 medium sized Granny Smith (cooking) apple, peeled, cored, and coarsely grated
- about 4 Tbsp buttermilk (only use enough to make a soft dough, but not sticky)
- more buttermilk or milk for brushing the dough
- Demerara sugar to sprinkle (use white sugar if that’s all you have)
- Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together, then rub in the butter.
- Add the sugar, grated apple and some of the milk until a soft dough forms. Don’t add too much or it will be sticky.
- Roll out onto a floured countertop into an 8″ round (20 cm). Score into 8 pieces with a knife (cut half way though the dough). Place onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone sheet or parchment paper.
- Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. Enjoy while still warm with some good quality butter.