This morning I woke up wanting to cook something for afternoon tea. I fancied freshly baked scones with a nice cup of coffee. I remember my mum used to make plain scones which she smothered in jam with a big dollop of thickened cream. Instead of making the traditional plain scones I decided to make these interesting apple, cinnamon and sultana ones. They turned out even better than I expected. The combination of flavours worked perfectly and are a lovely delight to have as a snack with friends and family.
Adapted from Taste.com - http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/27849/apple+sultana+and+cinnamon+scones
- 3 cups organic self raising flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 100gm butter chopped into small cubes
- 1 cup full cream milk
- 1 small Granny Smith apple peeled and diced
- Half a cup of sultanas.
- Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Set oven temperature at 200 degrees fan forced. Use middle shelf.
- Using a Kitchen whizz mix flour and cinnamon until just combined. Add butter and process until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
- Transfer to a large bowl and add milk, apple and sultanas. Very gently mix these together.
- Turn out mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead. Set aside for five minutes to rest.
- Shape dough into a tube about 4cm in diameter and cut off discs about 4cm in width. Place these rounds on a prepared tray so that they are just touching. Bake for about 25 minutes or until they look golden and sound hollow when tapped. Set out on a wire tray and cover with a clean tea towel. Allow them to rest for at least 5-10 minutes before serving with butter, cream and your preferred jelly or jam.
Dont forget to serve them with plenty of cream! hehe