Cheese, apple and walnut scones
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
These delicious savoury scones, with a hint of sweetness and a crunchy topping, are marvelously moreish. The tasty combination of tangy cheese, apple and walnuts makes a wonderful treat. Inexpensive and easy to make, they take just 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins in the oven. Great served hot or cold, they’re particularly good eaten warm with lashings of butter, and are scrumptious with a crisp, cold glass of cider or apple juice. Try making a batch and popping them in the freezer – they reheat perfectly from frozen to make a lovely quick snack.
- 225g wholemeal self-raising flour
- 1tsp salt
- 40g butter
- 130g extra strong cheddar cheese
- 1 eating apple, finely chopped
- 1tsp onion seeds (optional)
- 150ml milk
- 100g chopped walnuts
If you don’t have any wholemeal self-raising flour, then plain flour with 2tsp of baking powder will be just as good.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
- Place the flour and salt in a bowl and rub the butter in to form fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the grated cheddar, chopped apple, onion seeds (if wanted) and milk. Combine the ingredients to form a dough.
- Divide the mixture in half, then half again and half again, until you get 8 pieces. Form the pieces into round patties and place them on a lightly greased baking tray.
- Stud the tops of the scones with the chopped walnuts.
- Bake in the oven for 10 mins, or until they’re golden and crispy.