8oz Self Raising flour
2oz Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 apple – peeled and either finely diced or grated (I used a Bramleys cooking apple but for a sweeter taste Pink Lady or Gala are nice)
1 egg – beaten
Milk – 150ml would be more than enough.
Mixed spice – Good heaped teaspoon for both the scone mix and the cream.
Jar of apple sauce or some freshly made stewed apple.
Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 7.
Into a bowl put the flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and rub together until it forms a breadcrumb like texture. Add in the apple and mixed spice and stir well.
Place in the beaten egg and a little of the milk. Stir until it forms a stiff dough, adding milk gradually until you get the dough formation.
Place a little flour onto your work surface and tip the dough mixture onto the same. Either using a rolling pin or your hands press lightly until it is about an inch / inch and a half thick. Using a round cutter of your chosen size, cut out rounds and place onto a lightly greased baking tray. I used quite a large cutter so you get a good sized scone, but smaller ones are just as nice.
Place into the oven and cook for about 10/15 minutes. Take out and leave to cool.
Once cool, place the cream into a bowl with the teaspoon of mixed spice and whisk until thick.
Take each scone and cut in half. Place on a spoonful of apple sauce and using the back of the spoon spread over. Then add a good dollop of whipped cream. Replace the top of the scone and serve. You can also finish with a sprinkling of icing sugar on the top.
Happy Baking. Enjoy x