Throughout this whole month I’ve been planning to make scones for Tea Time Treats but haven’t been able to decide what type to make. My favourite scones have always been cheese scones, but I wanted to make fruit scones for a change. As I haven’t made fruit scones before I didn’t go for an unusual combination, just good old apple, sultana and cinnamon. Of course, they had to have cinnamon in. I love cinnamon in cakes and desserts and it is wonderful with both apple and sultanas. Not only that, as these are baking you get a lovely cinnamon smell in the kitchen. The end result is a very moist scone due to the apple, which you can’t really taste but it definitely affects the texture. They are best served warm with a little melted butter or, my favourite way to eat them, with a little raspberry jam and a dollop of natural yoghurt. Even my husband enjoyed them and he doesn’t usually like things with sultanas. Should I admit I was slightly disappointed there wasn’t a little pile of extracted sultanas left on the side of his plate for me to eat? He couldn’t help himself from asking if I could make them with chocolate chips in next time though!
I am also linking to Sweets for a Saturday.
Ingredients – makes 8
250g self-raising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
50g sultanas (or raisins)
How to Make Apple, Sultana and Cinnamon Scones
1. Sift the flour and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Add the sultanas and sugar.
2. Peel the apple and core it. Grate it and add it to the flour as well. Mix all the ingredients together.
3. Begin adding the milk. You may need a little more or less than I used. Add about two thirds and mix it in with a knife. Then keep adding a little more until you get a soft but not too sticky dough. If it gets too sticky add a little extra flour.
4. Kneed the dough gently on a floured work surface for a couple of minutes.
5. Flatten the dough so it is about 2cm thick and circular. Slice into 8 portions. Place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes at 200C.
6. Let the scones cool on a wire rack.