Cheese, Apple and Sage Scones Recipe
A savoury twist on a traditional afternoon tea favourite. We think you’ll love these scones which might be a tasty alternative to seasonal sandwiches.
150g cold butter
300g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1.5 tbsp finely chopped sage
120 g gruyere cheese (cheddar is a nice alternative too)
1 apple, cored and peeled (green apples work well with this recipe)
2 tbsp milk or water
- Preheat oven to 220C/200 fan. Gas 7.
- Dice butter into cubes and place in fridge.
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper in large mixing bowl.
- Ground the sage leaves and dice the apple and gruyere cheese into small cubes (no bigger than 1cm).
- Mix the butter and flour to a crumble consistency. Add the apple, sage and cheese and mix until combined.
- Add the buttermilk and mix to a spongy dough. Tip the mixture onto a floured surface and knead until it has bound together.
- Form the dough into a 3cm thick ball and quarter it, cut each section in half again until you have eight triangles.
- Arrange scones on a grease proof baking tray allowing space for them to spread. Whisk the egg with 2 tbsp milk or water and brush across the top of the scones.
- Bake the scones for 20-25 minutes or until skewer clean (but don’t mistake uncooked dough for melted cheese).
- Allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes until they are a nice edible temperature. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
- If you can, find a volunteer to do the washing-up after all your culinary efforts.
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