- 675g self-raising flour
- 175g butter or margarine
- 100g honey
- 125g apple, grated
- 1 egg
- 150ml milk
Use a cooking apple variety like Bramley, as normal eating apples tend to lose their flavour when cooked. If you don't have a cutter, split the dough into three equal balls, flatten slightly then cut each into four triangles to give you 12 scones in total.
Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan/gas mark 4).
Place the flour and butter or margarine into a large bowl and rub together with your fingertips until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs. Alternatively, place these ingredients in the bowl of your food mixer, attach a beater and mix on low until you've achieved the same result.
Make a well in the centre of this mixture and add 75g of the honey and all the grated apple.
Add the egg and two thirds of the milk. Using your fingers, bring the ingredients together until you have a soft, pliable dough. Add additional milk if the dough feels too dry. Alternatively, mix with the beater in your food mixer until you achieve the same results.
Liberally sprinkle flour over your worktop and place the dough on top. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to around 3cm thick.
Use a 7cm cutter to cut out your scones. Gather up the trimmings and repeat until you have 12 scones.
Place the scones on a lined tray and brush the tops with the remaining milk. Place into the oven for 10–15 minutes, or until risen and golden.
Remove from the oven and while the scones are still hot, brush with the remaining 25g of honey. Leave to cool.
We believe in sourcing sustainable food wherever possible and use local and seasonal produce in our cafés. Discover why this is important and have a go at some of our recipes at home.
We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Here are some of our favourite cakes, bakes and dessert recipes from our chefs and local experts.
Discover how to make the ultimate National Trust fruit scone.
The delicate balance of rhubarb and stem ginger gives a tasty twist to the traditional scone. They're perfect for a cheeky afternoon treat with your favourite cuppa.