Oxotot autumn baking challenge

I was recently asked to take part in the OxoTot UK blogger baking challenge – to celebrate the delicious seasonal produce of autumn.
To me, autumn is about the apples. My parents have an apple tree in their garden, and I remember picking all the apples at this time of year, and making apple pies, crumbles and cake. So, in keeping with tradition, we made a trip to my parents house, and collected some apples from their tree.

I decided on an apple scone recipe, and luckily I had just the tool I needed for apple chopping – the apple divider. This is such a fantastically handy little tool – easy peasy apple chopping in an instant, and great for snack times too! If you need a slightly finer slice, I can also highly recommend the hand-held mandoline slicer – perfect for all types of fruit and veg!

And so, on to the bake. It’s a really simple recipe. Cut and dice an apple:

  • Heat 25g of butter in a saucepan, add the diced apple and cook gently for 5 minutes.
  • Put 37g self raising flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 50g sugar in a bowl. Add 50g butter and mix with your fingers until you have fine breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in apple and a beaten egg, then gradually add enough milk to make a soft dough.
  • Roll out to approx 1 inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter.
  • Place on an oiled baking tray, brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 200*C/Gas mark 6 for 12-15 minutes.
They are DELICIOUS! I love them, Kevin loves them and the kids have eaten 2 each already. They taste amazing with a good dollop of jam. Strawberry works well, but blackberry would also be amazing – another great seasonal flavour.
* This is my entry into the Oxotot autumn baking challenge for bloggers. I received the apple divider and mandoline slicer free of charge to help with the challenge. I was not paid for writing this post *

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4 Comments

  1. August 30, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    OMG I need that apple slicer! My kids much prefer to eat them sliced up and it drives me mad cutting and coring them.
    I’ve never had apple scones before, think we will have to try this one. Love the idea of blackberry jam *wanders off to write a shopping list*

    • August 30, 2013 / 9:45 pm

      The apple slicers are great. We have them at work too – makes snack time soooo much easier. Apple scones rock – you have to try them, it’s an order 😉

    • September 8, 2013 / 8:59 pm

      I keep thinking about the apple slicer! I must buy one.
      The scones are on my list of jobs for next weekend!

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