Move outta the way, lemonade! These apple and caramel scones will melt in your mouth

Image via Betty Crocker

We all know how to make good old fashioned scones but what about more flavoursome ones that pack a real sweet punch?

These scones are super decadent, rich and can be made for afternoon teas or even just for that special someone.

Makes: 8 scones
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Ingredients

  • 1 and 3/4 cups + 2 tbsp self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil, frozen
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk, full fat
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups caramel bits
  • 1 baked apple

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees.
  2. Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Mix in frozen coconut oil until the dry mixture starts to become crumbly
  5. Mix in coconut milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and egg.
  6. Knead for about 5 to 10 minutes or until dough is combined.
  7. Fold in baked apple and the caramel pieces and gently blend in throughout the dough.
  8. If dough is too sticky, add more flour.
  9. After kneading dough, remove from bowl, and place on a flat, floured surface, then work the dough for a couple of minutes.
  10. Shape dough into a round shape with your hands. Lightly roll with a floured rolling pin, sprinkling more flour on dough to prevent dough from sticking to rolling pin or surface. You want dough to be at least half a cm thick.
  11. Tidy up the outside edges with your fingers and then cut your dough into triangular pieces.
  12. Transfer each piece of dough onto a lined tray and place into preheated oven.
  13. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned, then let cool.
  14. Serve with cream and caramel drizzle.

Thumbs up to Betty Crocker.com for the image.