Honey and apple scones

We hope you've got a sweet tooth for this delicious apple and honey scone recipe. Full of grated apple, sweetened only with honey (both in it and on it) and simple to make, they're packed with flavour and wonderfully fluffy. They're great as a snack with your favourite cuppa or the perfect way to change up your next afternoon tea.

Cakes and bakes
Honey and apple scone with jar of honey and two honey drinks on the side
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 10–15 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 675gself-raising flour
  • 175gbutter or margarine
  • 100ghoney
  • 125gapple, grated
  • 1egg
  • 150mlmilk

Method

  1. Pre heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4.
  2. 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 have achieved the same result.
  3. Make a well in the centre of this mixture and add 75g of the honey and all the grated apple.
  4. 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.
  5. Liberally sprinkle flour over your worktop and place the dough on top. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to around 3cm (1¼“) thick. Use a 7cm (2½”) cutter to cut out your scones. Gather up the trimmings and repeat until you have 12 scones.
  6. Place the scones on a lined tray and brush the tops with the remaining milk. Place into your oven for 10–15 minutes or until risen and golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and while the scones are still hot brush with the remaining 25g of honey. Leave to cool.