• 150g plain flour
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 75g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 apple, coarsely grated
  • chopped to make 1½ tbsp sage


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it in until you have a mixture like coarse breadcrumbs, or put the lot in a food processor and pulse until you have the same result.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the egg, apple and sage and bring together to form a rough dough – don’t knead it too much or you’ll end up with heavy scones.

  • STEP 3

    Pat the dough out to about 1.5cm thickness. Stamp out about 8 decent-sized scones. Bake on a buttered baking tray for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm with cheese.


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