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Walnut and apple scones

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Try these fruity nutty scones with a crunchy demerara topping. They are so quick to make for anytime and are truly delicious served with fresh cream and homemade jam.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:6
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 225g 8 oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 40g 1½ oz Butter (unsalted) cold
  • 1½tbsp 1½tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 25g 1 oz Walnuts chopped
  • 1 1 Apple(s) eating, peeled, cored and diced
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Milk (whole) plus a little extra for brushing
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined demerara sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined demerara sugar

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 220˚C (200°C, 424F, gas mark 7).

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Sift the flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter, using the fingertips.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Stir in the sugar, walnuts and apple.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1½tbsp 1½tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 25g 1 oz Walnuts chopped
    • 1 1 Apple(s) eating, peeled, cored and diced
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Pour in the milk and using a knife mix it until it comes together to form a dough.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Milk (whole) plus a little extra for brushing
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Turn out on to a floured work surface and knead very briefly just to bring it all together.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Roll to a thickness of about 2 cm then, using a round cutter, cut out the scones.  Re-roll the dough and cut again, until you have used it all.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Place the scones onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with demerara sugar.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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