Apple Scone Round
Weekends are to celebrate! After a long week of work, having fun in the kitchen, trying a new recipe is a good way of sharing love with your family.
This recipe came out without planning. I opened the cupboards and the fridge and let my imagination flow. The requirements were: to cook something warm, healthy and sweet. I looked at the ingredients I had in the cupboard, likely I had flour, bicardonate of soda, sugar, apples, cinnamon, milk and a tiny amount of butter. I had all the ingredients to bake an Apple Scone Round! It took me about 20minute to prepare it and another 15min in the oven. I prepared a cup of coffee and after taking all the pictures to share with you, I enjoyed a delicious slice (or two) of this amazing scone.
I'm an apple dessert fan! My favourites are apple pie, apple cake and this one is now part of my list.
Diet advice: Desserts containing fruit, also counts towards your 5-a-day. However be mindful of the quantity of sugar and fat added to these desserts. Some desserts with fruit might be unhealthy, specially those bought in due to the high contents of fat and added sugars. However if you make your own, where you can control the quantity of sugar and fat addded, these sweet treats can be part of a healthy and balanced diet. Desserts with added fruit allows to reduce the quantity of sugar adedd into the recipe. The natural sugar of the fruit gives the sweet taste you are looking for on a dessert.
Ingredients (serves 8)
S. Valentine's day arrived so quickly! Are you planing to do something special? If you need some ideas, I would suggest a homemade cheesecake with raspberries and blueberries to give the right colour for this day. You might want to match it with some roses on the table or a red tablecloth.
This recipe is one of my Valentine's favorite. This is an easy and quick recipe to do.
Ingredients: (serves 6)
For the biscuit base
1. Crumble the biscuit in a food processor or by hand, using a plastic bag and a roll until get a fine texture.
2. Mix the butter (at room temperature) with the crumble to make it stick together
3. Line clim film on a pie tin
4. Lay the biscuit on the bottom of the tin and with your fingers, fill up all the empty spaces.
For the cheese filling
1. Mix the Philadelphia cheese with the mascarpone cheese and stir it with a stick blender, adding the sugar. Keep stirring until you get a light texture. You can add lemon juice or vanilla essence for extra flavour.
2. Pour the cheese over the biscuit
3. Goes into the fridge for 4h (at least)
4. Display the berries on top before serving
Hi, I'm Joana, a Portuguese registered dietitian in the UK. I am passionate about helping others achieving their health goals.