Scones are another nostalgic treat for me. Both my nan and mum have been making them for years now. I have a vivid memory of walking in from school and being hit with the smell of freshly baked scones. Both sweet & savoury. Ugh it was amazing.
As you’ll know if you’ve been around here a while, I’ve actually made scones here on my blog before BUT I came across this recipe which used apple and caramel in their scones and I instantly knew I had to make them (today’s bake is totally inspired by this recipe https://pin.it/7f10qjr).
Today’s scones give me autumnal vibes which is why I thought they were perfect to share with you today. The apples are coated in cinnamon, the dough is infused with cinnamon and topped with a dreamy, rich caramel sauce… is that or is that not just a autumnal dream?
I’m completely obsessed with today’s scones recipe. If your looking for something new to try, if your a fan of autumn ingredients or you just love a good scone – today’s bake will be for you!
Category: Sweet Treat
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Overall Time: 45 Minutes
Ingredients You Need For Apples:
- 1tbsp Of Butter
- 2 Small Apples, Peeled & Diced
- 1tsp Of Cinnamon
Ingredients You Need For Scones:
- 325g Of Plain Flour
- 2 1/4tsp Of Baking Powder
- 1tsp Of Cinnamon
- 50g Of Light Brown Sugar
- 55g Of Cold Butter
- 1tsp Of Vanilla Extract
- 1 Large Egg
- 230ml Of Double Cream
- Demerara Sugar
Ingredients You Need For Topping:
- Carnation Caramel Drizzle Sauce
How To Make Apples:
- In a frying pan, melt the 1tbsp of butter.
- Once the butter is melted, add your peeled and diced apples to the pan and allow to cook on a low-medium heat for around 3-5 minutes until the apples begin to soften and become brown around the edges.
- Next, sprinkle over your cinnamon to coat the apples and allow to cook for another 2 minutes.
- Now that your apples have cooked, take them off the heat and leave aside to cool down.
How To Make Scones:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 220C / 200C Fan / Gas Mark 7.
- Secondly, in a large bowl, add the 325g of plain flour, 2 1/4tsp of baking powder, 1tsp of cinnamon and 50g of light brown sugar.
- Add the 55g of cold butter into the dry ingredients and using your fingers, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Next, make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the 1tsp of vanilla extract and 230ml of double cream.
- Using a butter knife, combine the mixture until it begins to come together. Then using your hands, combine the mixture properly until the dough becomes soft and slightly sticky (TIP: use a really light hand whilst doing this).
- Now, add the cooled apples pieces and very lightly knead to incorporate.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat the dough into a roughly 15cm circle.
- Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into 8/9 equal triangles.
- Brush each of the tops of the dough with a little bit of double cream and sprinkle on the demerara sugar.
- Place the scones into the oven and bake for around 15 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
- Once baked, take out the oven and allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before really carefully transferring onto a wire rack to cool further.
How To Decorate:
- Finally, once the scones have completely cooled down. Drizzle the caramel over the tops of the scones.
That’s your Apple & Caramel Scones prepared, baked, decorated and ready for you to demolish!
I get these don’t exactly look like your traditional scone but that’s what I loved about them. They are different to any scone I’d made before but it still had the gorgeous texture and similar taste of a traditional scone.
Top these scones with some cream… unreal!
If you were looking for an alternative to traditional scones for your afternoon tea, I’d defiantly recommend giving these a go. I really think you guys will love these!
Let me know if you end up making these yourself and if you do, what your thoughts were on them.
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,