Apple Scone Round

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cooking apple
  • 8 oz. plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 oz. butter
  • 2 oz. caster sugar
  • ¼ pint milk
  • 1 oz. demerara sugar

Method

Peel apple, remove core and grate coarsely. Sieve together flour, salt and baking powder. Rub in butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then add caster sugar and apple. Mix to a soft, but not sticky, dough with a scant ¼ pint milk. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to an 8 inch round. Place on a greased baking sheet, brush the top well with milk and sprinkle with the demerara sugar. Mark into 8 wedges. Bake in a moderately hot oven, 400°F., Gas Mark 6, for 20–25 minutes or until golden brown.

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