Scones are just something I don't really make but absolutely love eating, preferably with copious amounts of clotted cream and raspberry jam. I'm not sure why I don't really make them but they just don't spring to mind ever. I was therefore pleased to see that for this month's Tea Time Treats Challenge, Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Baked set us the task of making scones of any variety.
The ultimate scones I've ever eaten are the apple ones served at Claridge's. If you are ever in London and have the desire for a decadent afternoon tea then hot foot it to this Mayfair establishment and you won't be disappointed. Their apple scones are small, light and fluffy. So inspired by gluttonous memories I looked for some apple scone recipes and came across this one on Baking Mad (this post isn't sponsored by them btw). They turned out quite nicely and I liked the flavour and texture of the walnuts - I made them quite small but they definitely are nowhere near as fluffy as the ones at Claridge's. I served them with a blackberry compote. I think I do need a proper scone making lesson as the two times I've made them they have been slightly heavy. I'm luckily going home to my parents in a couple of weeks time so will put the request in for a tutorial from my Mum.