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Apple Scones Recipe

With an abundance of apples this year, I’m trying lots of new recipes to use them up! Today we have a recipe for Apple scones and we’ve served them with bramble jam and cream. Delicious!

Apple Scones

apple scones with chantilly cream and bramble jam

Ingredients

  • 225g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 50g butter
  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 125ml milk, plus extra for brushing
  • Fresh cream and bramble jam to serve – we got ur bramble jam from Tesco

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7
  2. Tip the flour into a large bowl with the butter then rub in using fingers until the mix looks like fine crumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon, add the apple and give everything a mix.
  4. Pour in the milk and stir it in quickly, then fold dough over 2-3 times until it’s a little smoother.
  5. Tip onto a lightly floured surface; pat into a round about 3cm deep.
  6. Dip a 6cm cutter into some flour then cut out scones, flouring the cutter each time.
  7. Squash offcuts lightly back into a round and repeat until all dough is used up.
  8. Brush tops with a little milk then place on to a lightly floured baking sheet and bake for 18-20 mins until risen and golden.
  9. Allow to cool on the tray.
  10. To serve, split scones then spread with a dollop of cream and a spoonful of bramble jam.

 

 

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Chocolate Apple Slices

These chocolate apple slices are a great addition to a Halloween buffet. They’re great because they’re not too big. Chocolate dipped apples or toffee apples can often be too much for a child, especially if there are lots of other goodies on offer.

Chocolate Apple Slices

You’ve probably seen me mention once or twice about our abundance of apples this year. I’m trying every which way I can to get them used up!

Ingredients

Each apple makes about 3 slices, depending on the size of the apple. We used 250g of milk chocolate to make 6 apple slices

  • 2 Eating Apples
  • 250g milk chocolate
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Lolly sticks
  • Baking sheet lined non-stick parchment

Method

  1. Cut the apples into 3-4 slices. Slice the rounded ends of the 2 end pieces and discard so all the slices have 2 flat sides.
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt. You can do this by placing the bowl over a pan of boiling water, ensuring the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water or by microwaving. If you microwave the chocolate it’s best to check it every 20 seconds or so as it can easily burn.
  3. Insert a lolly stick into each apple slice and dip into the melted chocolate.
  4. Place on the baking sheet.
  5. Continue until all the slices have been dipped.
  6. Sprinkle the Halloween sprinkles over the chocolate apple slices and refrigerate until the chocolate has set.

chocolate apple slices

 

 

 

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Slow Cooker Pork And Apple Casserole

I love meat that has been cooked in a slow cooker and pork is one of my favourite meats. We also have an abundance of apples this year so this recipe for pork and apple casserole will help to get them used up!

Pork and Apple Casserole

slow cooker pork and apple casserole

Ingredients

  • 700g pork steaks, all fat removed and cubed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, finely sliced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 75g red lentils
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes dissolved in 450ml of boiling water
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Method

  1. Put everything in the slow cooker and put it on low.
  2. Cook for 6-8 hours then serve with mashed potato and your choice of vegetables.

 

 

 

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How To Make Blackberry Gin

I’ve never tasted Gin. Ever. I’m a 42-year-old Gin virgin!
Gin seems to be everywhere at the moment. B&M are even selling a Gin advent calendar. There are loads of different flavours around. I figured rather just having a bottle of plain Gin at our Christmas party, I’d make a flavoured one and seeing as it’s Autumn now and blackberries are in abundance, we’d try making a blackberry Gin.

Blackberry Gin

Ant is very much looking forward to this being ready. We put it all in the jar on October 1st and his birthday is in the middle of November so it’ll be ready in time for him to celebrate!

Blackberry gin

Ingredients

  • 300g Blackberries
  • 110g Caster Sugar
  • 70cl Gin

You Will Need:

  • Sterilised Bottles
  • A large jar

Method

  1. Place the blackberries and sugar into a large sterilised jar. You can sterilise the jar by washing in hot soapy water, rinsing well then drying in a pre-heated oven 120C/Gas 1 for 10-15 minutes. If using a Kilner jar, boil the rubber seal as the heat from the oven will damage them.
  2. Pour the Gin into the jar and seal. Give it a good shake.
  3. Shake it every day for about a week to make sure the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Leave it for at least 4 weeks before drinking. It can be left for up to 3 months.
  5. When you’re ready to transfer to a bottle, remember to sterilise it first then strain the mixture through a muslin cloth. You don’t need the berries anymore but they’ll be lovely served over some vanilla ice cream or in a glass of Prosecco

 

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