Honey, Butter, and Apple Scones
Updated: Aug 14, 2020
Makes 12 Scones
Hey guys, last thing I posted was a mega-healthy roasted pumpkin dish, and today I bring to you... scones. Ugh these are so good. I had a craving and I can rarely stop myself from indulging in a craving that strong. A couple of months ago I made scones and didn't have any jam so I used honey and butter instead and my god, I actually think I prefer it (please don't come at me).
If anyone is having a bad day I promise these are a great pick me up, they are both light and decadent but so quick to make. I was moping around the house today but now I'm up and on my way to go for a walk in the sunshine because my belly and heart are happy.
Mix in some chocolate chips to this recipe if you have a big chocolate tooth!
Make them savoury - Mix in 1 teaspoon of mustard powder and 1/4 cup of cheddar, 1/4 cup of gruyere, and a 1/4 cup of parmesan into the mixture.
If you can't find buttermilk you can make some on your own! Add a squeeze of lemon to some warm milk and leave it to rest for 4 minutes.
350 grams of self raising flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
85grams of soft butter, cubed
3 tablespoons of sugar
175mls of buttermilk
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
300mls of double cream
1 egg, whisked
3 tablespoons of honey, for serving
3 tablespoons of butter, for serving
1 apple, thinly sliced, for serving
Preheat your oven to 220℃ (428℉)
Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) except for the sugar. Mix in the cubed butter using your hands until fully incorporated and crumbly.
Mix the sugar in.
Place a baking tray lined with baking paper, into the oven.
Using a butter knife, make a well in the dry ingredients and butter mixture. Pour the milk, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of cream in and combine into your dough using the knife.
Lightly flour a surface and fold your dough over 2 - 3 times. Form into two balls and press down into a circle using your hands. The thickness of the circles should be about 4cm.
Cut each circle into 6 separate scones. (Like a pizza)
Brush the whisked egg over the top of the scones and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
Whip the rest of your cream in preparation for serving.
When your scones have cooled down, cut them in half, spread some butter over the cut side, spoon a tablespoon of whipped cream on top, drizzle some honey over them and place a few slices of apple on top.