Cheese and Apple Scones
These delicious scones make a nice change from bread and are great fun to make with your children on a wet and rainy day. They are naturally sweetened by apple and contain oats for fibre, as well as energy boosting B vitamins. Cheese provides a welcome protein hit, helping to keep little ones feeling fuller for longer.
Makes approx 10
50g porridge oats (gluten free, if desired)
150g white spelt flour
40g cold butter, grated
1 small apple, grated
40g cheddar, grated
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 200C.
Sieve the flour into a medium sized bowl and add the baking powder. Grate the cold butter into the flour bowl and then using your finger tips, rub the butter and flour together, until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Do this quickly so as not to heat up the butter.
Add the grated apple and cheese, then stir in the oats. Mix all together.
Next, using a cutlery knife for mixing, make a well in the centre of your floury mix and gradually pour in the milk, working the ingredients together to form a soft and slightly sticky dough. Start by adding 3/4 of the liquid, then add more gradually, if needed.
Turn the scone mix out onto a floured worktop and, using your hands, gently bring everything together into a disc. Flatten until about 1 inch thick. Flour a round pastry cutter and stamp out your scones.
Place the scones onto a lightly floured baking sheet and bake in the top of the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.
Serve ideally whilst warm with butter.