Apple Scones

 Many of you heard about these lovely biscuits, which are called scones. Whenever I see or hear ‘scones’ I immediately imagine the Queen of the United Kingdom, how she’s drinking her 5 o’clock tea, beautiful china teacups are set on a huge royal table, and elegant waitresses serving various treats and of course scones! Did you know that originally scone was round and flat, usually as a medium-sized plate, it was made with oats and baked on a griddle, and only after that cut into triangular sections for serving. Only when baking powder became available and popular, scones began to be the oven-baked. Nowadays, scones are widely liked and popular not only in Britain. Saying honestly, scones aren’t popular in Russia, may be because of large and good variety of cookies and other cakes. Here, in the UAE the same thing, they are not sold in regular bakeries and stores, so I decided to make scones myself and here the result – buttery and tasty triangle scones. 🙂Triangle apple scones

Apple Scones

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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150g plain flour
100-120g wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp orange or lemon zest
2 tsp cinnamon
100g sugar
110g butter, very cold
110g sour cream
1 egg
1 apple
1 tsp lemon juice
100g powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • In a large bowl or food processor, combine flours, salt, baking powder, sugar, zest, cinnamon. Grate the butter or cut into small cubes, add to the flour mixture and mix in. Knead the dough.
  • In a small bowl, add sour cream, egg and whisk to combine until smooth. Pour the mixture over dry and fold until just combined.
  • Peel, core and cut apple into small cubes, sprinkle with lemon juice. Fold apple cubes into dough until just combined.
  • Put the dough on a lightly floured surface, shape into 20-23cm and 2cm thick disk. With a knife slice the disk into 6-8 wedges.
  • Transfer wedges on a lined baking sheet with some space apart. Bake in preheated 180C oven for 15 minutes. Allow scones to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the glazing. In a small bowl, sift icing sugar and whisk with lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle scones with the glazing.
Enjoy tea-time!


  1. Jess says:

    These scones looks awesome; they’re pretty popular in coffee shops and bakeries here in the US, but I still prefer to make my own 😉

    • milkandbun says:

      I’ve seen on the Internet how they are popular in the US.. It’s such a pleasure to have a cup of cappuccino with freshly baked scone.. yum! 🙂

    • milkandbun says:

      May be..To be honest I made them pretty long time ago and don’t remember where I found the recipe. 🙂 And how do British scones look like, are they round or recipe should be without soured cream? Could you share a recipe pls or send me a link? I’d love to make proper English scones! 🙂

      • Ah, nearly forgot to respond. Yes, I do have a recipe, but it’s not live at the moment. What I could do is send you the recipe (with ingredients list and instructions) via email, if you don’t mind reading that with HTML included. It would be a copy from my hard drive. If that’s okay with you just let me know and I’ll send that. In the meantime, I’ve been meaning to try these American versions for ever now. So I just might go with yours, partly as I trust your baking.

      • Will send tomorrow, as it’s getting late. I’m in your blog right now and can’t find your email. Nor can I find it with Reader. Can you send through this, please? 🙂

  2. I have never made scones! Jess is right, you can find a scone at many cafe’s here in the US, but once and for all I really need to make them myself. This is a fabulous recipe, I love the idea of an apple scone!

  3. Yana says:

    I love scones (I got used to them in UK 🙂 Specially I like irregular ones 🙂 I look forward to trying your version,- anything with apples it’s a winner for me!

    • milkandbun says:

      Oh I wish local bakeries could sold more cookies, scones and cakes, not only Arabic sweets. Even though I love some Arabic sweets, but sometimes I need something else 🙂

  4. Loretta says:

    That’s interesting to read that scones aren’t only for the Queen of England :)). I liked your version too, and will have to give this a try. I somehow can’t imagine scones being popular in the UAE, so it is great that you were still able to enjoy the ones you grew up with 🙂

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