I love scones as a tea time snack and they also make a great on the go breakfast. Here's a quick and easy recipe for my Apple Cinnamon Scones. Scroll down to the bottom for a shameless shortcut for lazy cooks. 

What You'll Need - Makes 6 Large Scones/12 Medium 

  • 750ml All Purpose Flour 
  • 6 Tbs Castor Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon Powder
  •  170g Cold Butter/Margarine
  • 2 Apples (Granny Smith or Fuji) 
  • 350ml Milk
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Essence  

Prep - 5 Minutes 

  • Preheat oven at 200 degrees Celsius
  • Peel Apples. Grate one and chop the other into cubes 

Let's Get Cooking - 45 Minutes 

  • Heat the milk to be lukewarm in the microwave and add the lemon juice and vanilla essence and allow to sit
  • In a mixing bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon powder and sugar. 
  • Add the cold butter and with your hands, fold until the mixture becomes crumbly (coarse) 
  • Add the apples and mix
  • Add the milk to the bowl and combine with a cake spatula or a flat spoon. The mixture will feel wet with some crumbs not mixed in.   
  • Lightly flour a surface and tip the mixture in the bowl onto the surface. Flour your hands and the dough and knead it slightly - just so it isn't so wet. It does not need to be a smooth dough. If you overwork the dough, your scones will be hard. 
  • Flour a knife and cut the dough into two equal parts. Mold each half into a circle that's about 15cms wide and 3cms high. Cut out 4 equal triangles. 
  • Do the same for the second half. Place in a greased tray 
  • Brush the top of the scones with some milk   
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the scones have risen and are golden brown