Would you like an apple and cinnamon scone? #WOYP

Cooking by Zoom

As you may already know, I’m part of a small group of lovely bloggers who have bonded over books, blogging, cooking and exercise over the past few years. It all started during the pandemic and I’m happy to say our friendship has only grown stronger.

We co-host two monthly linkups together – What’s Been on Your Calendar #WBOYC and What’s on Your Bookshelf #WOYBS, plus we read books together and then cook and discuss over zoom. We all live in different areas of the world, two are in Queensland, one in NSW and one in Canada – and somehow we make it work!

cooking by zoom

Apple and Cinnamon Scones

Anyway…today I’m featuring our most recent Cooking by Zoom session, where we made Apple and Cinnamon scones together, after we’d finished reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Jo is our intrepid leader and her post on making these Apple and Cinnamon Scones can be found here, it’s well worth a read as Jo goes into why she chose these scones for us to make and uses her writer’s ability to set the scene beautifully. The recipe she chose for us came from Sarah Clelland’s National Trust Book of Scones.

I am known for my scone making ability and have featured my preferred recipe in a previous What’s on Your Plate post, so I thought this would be quite an easy one. But alas, I found it a bit stressful if I’m honest as I mucked up the amount of milk and flour and my mix was too wet. I quickly rallied without letting on that I was too worried and they were put into the oven for 10 minutes and a bit more. Thankfully they turned out OK!

zoom cooking
cooking by zoom

Here’s the recipe from Jo:


  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 140g butter cubed
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 1 apple peeled and diced (I used a granny smith)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 200 ml milk (approx) – I learnt this the hard way as I put in all my milk at once!


  • Preheat the oven to 210C (conventional) and line a baking sheet with baking paper
  • Sift the flour into a mixing bowl, tip in the cubed butter, and rub the butter into the flour with the tips of your fingers until it looks like sandy breadcrumbs. Work as quickly as you can with this to avoid melting or softening your butter too much.
  • Stir in the sugar, apple and cinnamon.
  • Add the beaten egg and begin to add the milk, mixing with a dinner knife until you have a soft dough. Don’t handle it any more than is necessary.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently into a ball – again, don’t overwork it.
  • Roll out, or gently pat with your hands, to about two fingers thick and stamp out using a floured 7cm round cutter. Take care not to twist the cutter as it will impact the scone’s ability to rise evenly. Pop onto the baking sheet spaced slightly apart. Brush the tops with beaten egg and bake for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden brown.

I’m happy to admit that I’m the non-cook in the group – I’ve said it before that I can cook, but it’s not one of my favourite things to do. Jo is known as a real cook, baker extraordinaire and food connoisseur, Sue calls herself a rustic cook can cook up a storm plus make amazing birthday cakes, and Donna is one of the hosts of WOYP, is a good cook who enjoys food and creating new dishes. I enjoy food too but cooking pushes me out of my comfort zone at times which is good for me as I explore new things (my 2023 Word of the Year which is -you guessed it – explore).

apple and cinnamon scones group
apple and cinnamon scones group shot

And you know what? It took only an hour to do all of this, from logging on to sitting eating our scones with a cup of tea AND we talked about the book as well!

Feel like joining in?

It’s always fun joining Canadian bloggers Donna and Deb for their What’s on your plate challenge series each month. These posts go live on the first Wednesday of each month and you can join in too with a food related post, just by adding your post to their linkup.

Are you a scone lover? These were delicious and I highly recommend them, thanks again Jo!

It was jokingly suggested that we start our own cooking show – how fun would that be??

What’s on your plate?? Would you like to join me for a cup of tea and a scone? It’s a bit wet and wild here today so perfect weather to share a scone over a cuppa!

Deb xx

Also joining Denyse for her Wednesday’s Words and Pics linkup

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45 Replies to “Would you like an apple and cinnamon scone? #WOYP”

  1. The answer to that question is yes, please! I never say no to a scone and apple and cinnamon sounds like a winning combination. Your book club sounds dreamy – food, friendship and books, what a winning combination! I love baking and cooking but although I love eating scones I have to admit, I have never really mastered making them!

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    1. Our blogging group is a lot of fun Sammie, I’ve met so many lovely bloggers around the world so am very grateful for that! I think you could make these easily, give them a go 🙂


  2. Oh I do like a nice warm scone, fresh out of the oven so yes please! I’ve never tried making anything other than the traditional fruit scone but apple and cinnamon sound a delicious addition.

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  3. I’d love to join you for tea and a scone! Let’s not go down the jam or cream first road 🤣 I love the group photo! Thanks for linking

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    1. No Gail, we won’t go there with the jam or cream first ;). We always enjoy our hour together every few weeks and I’m delighted to have found such a lovely bunch of friends.


  4. Hi, Debbie – You have perfectly captured the joy, creativity and tastiness of our Book Club Baking Sessions. Opposite to you, my original batter was quite dry (as in VERY dry) — together we make a great team. Like yours, my scones turned out well despite my initial stress. And as this recipe made 15 scones for me, I shared them with Richard and two neighbours – who all gave them RAVE reviews! ❤

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  5. Why yes, I would like an apple and cinnamon scone! They look delicious. I have started experimenting more with cooking since I retired and do quite enjoy it, but only if the recipes aren’t too complicated.

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  6. Deb, knowing what else was happening that day, and I had been part of it with our chat, no wonder your mind was elsewhere but you rescued the recipe beautifully!! Well done!! I’m a bit late to commenting this week…oops. Thank you so much for joining in Wednesday’s Words and Pics. I hope you are here again soon. Denyse.

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  7. Hi Debbie, I’d love an apple and cinnamon scone with tea. Your baking session with Jo, Donna and Sue sounds so much fun. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us at #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  8. Haha- I love the idea of your own cooking and maybe books show?
    Your scones looked beautiful notwithstanding your little panic in the kitchen. You guys are always an inspiration. Thanks for sharing

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