Sunday, 10 October 2010

Erdigg Apple Scones

I took this recipe from The National Trust calender 2010. Erdigg is a National Trust house and estate in North Wales where this recipe comes from. They are scones made in the traditional way (I use wholemeal self raising flour though) but with the addition of 1lb (450g) dessert apples, half grated, half chopped. Traditionally the scones are eaten with Welsh cheese and I think they would wash down quite well with a glass of cider.

I made them for the first time today and think they work well with the addition of apple. It might be nice to add some cinnamon or nutmeg to the recipe too. The tops are brushed with milk and sprinkled with sugar. If you look closely at the photo above you will see chunks of apple poking through. I may have one or two as a night time snack later this evening!


Green thumb said...

They look delicious!
I even brought home some scones when I visited the UK..well, and chocolate, fairy cakes,fudge, biscuits, crisps, etc! :)
Enjoy your snack!

Rosie said...

They sound delicious x

Puppet Lady said...

What a great idea for using up the wealth of apples that are about this year. Sounds delicious and quite moist, I should think.

Rosie said...

They look delicious, Simone - I'm definitely going to try making some:)

Lyn said...

Oh these look delicious, and with lots of apples in the garden I wish I hadn't packed away all my baking things!

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Yum! Those sound really delicious!!

Louise said...

A great recipe Simone. How about the idea of an apple scone a day! x