Current Location:

National

Localise Me


Cheese & apple scones

5e6c031cc041e1754d4d07b36a54cd51.jpg
.
Makes

8

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
.Preparation

15

minutes
.

25

minutes cooking time
.210 C°, 425 F°, Gas Mark 7

Ingredients

Savoury scones make a good alternative to the usual sandwich and these have been pimped up with the addition of cheese, apple and linseeds/flaxseeds. Spread the scones with butter or, to make them more filling, split in half and fill with cream cheese and slices of cucumber. To make sweet scones, leave out the cheese and stir in 2 tablespoons caster/superfine sugar instead.
Hero Food: apples
Much of an apple’s vitamin C content is found within or just below the skin, so it pays to eat the fruit with the skin on. The whole fruit is also a good source of fibre and valuable antioxidants.
  • 200g self-raising wholegrain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground linseeds/flaxseeds
  • 50g chilled butter, cubed
  • 1 apple, with skin, cored and grated
  • 90g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 100ml milk, plus extra for brushing

Method

  1. Preheat the oven. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, adding any bran left in the sieve/fine-mesh strainer. Stir in the linseeds/flaxseeds.
  3. Using your fingertips, lightly rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the apple and Cheddar. Gradually, stir in the milk using a fork, then bring the dough together with your hands.
  4. Press out the dough on a lightly floured work surface, about 2.5cm/1in thick. Using a 4.5cm/13/4in cutter, stamp out 8 scones. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with milk. Bake for 20–25 minutes until risen and golden.
Transfer to a wire rack and serve warm or leave to cool.

Nicola Graimes

Nicola Graimes

Nicola Graimes is an award winning cookery writer and former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine. She has written more than 20 books, including The Top 100 Recipes for a Healthy Lunchbox , The Big Book of Wok, The Big Book of LowCarb Recipes, Veggienomics, The New Vegetarian Kitchen (chosen as one of OFM 's Top 50 Cookbooks of the Year), and the bestselling book The Part-Time Vegetarian for Nourish.

Wholewheat Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes



This recipe produces a delicious light meal       

Cajun Quorn with Coriander Rice and Mango Salsa



Quorn provides a good low fat source of protein as well as being a great source of zinc, which helps to maintain a strong immune system.

Lemon Chocolate Mousse



The combination of layers of lemon and chocolate really go well together.  This creation has been a very popular dessert at my superfood feasts.

Turk-ish Christmas Strudel



Spare the turkey this Christmas with FRY’S Vegetarian Chicken Strips parceled up in crispy seeded filo pastry with a colourful festive concoction!

hosting a Haunted House Party

hosting a Haunted House Party

Raise money for the British Heart Foundation whilst having a fang-tastic time! Entertain your guest by playing ghostly games and dancing to mysterious music. Why not wow your guests with these healthy and tasty spooky snacks? If you would like to do some freaky face paints then watch these step by step video tutorials. Fri 27th-31st Oct

Halloween Recipes

Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in the kitchen and making food scarily fun! Whether you want to jazz up a slice of cheese on toast or go full out for a party with spooky drinks and disgusting nibbles we have some great Halloween recipes for you right here. The kids will love getting involved - or have a surprise goulish meal!!