Recipe: Apple & Blackberry Scones


You really can't beat homemade scones! These are so much better than the ones in the shops and they are dead easy to make. Apple and blackberry is a winning combination too... it'll be a struggle to even let them cool down without tucking in.


  • 50 g butter
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 30 g castor sugar
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 150 ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 eating apples
  • 1 dollop(s) clotted cream
  • 1 dollop(s) blackberry jam to serve
preheat oven

Step 1

Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

prep apple and sultanas

Step 2

Prep Apple And Sultanas

Peel, core and cut the apples into small dice. soak the sultanas in the milk.

rub flour and butter

Step 3

Rub Flour And Butter

Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a big bowl. rub the butter into the flour to resemble breadcrumbs.

add remaining ingredients

Step 4

Add Remaining Ingredients

Stir in the sugar, chopped apples and scoop out the sultanas adding those as well. Make a well in the centre of the mix and pour in the milk, mixing until you have soft dough.

mix and create dough

Step 5

Mix And Create Dough

Bring it all together until smooth and roll out on a floured surface to 3cm thick.

cut scones ready to bake

Step 6

Cut Scones Ready To Bake

Cut scones out with a cutter (about 5cm across) and lay on floured baking tray.

eggwash and bake

Step 7

Eggwash And Bake

Brush with beaten egg and bake for 16-18 minutes until they sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

cool down then serve

Step 8

Cool Down Then Serve

Cool on a wire rack and serve with cream and jam. Makes 10

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