Yesterday afternoon, I was curled up on the sofa reading 'The Little Lady Agency And The Prince' and sipping hot lemon, wiping my nose and listening to the t.v. in the background. They suddenly announced that 'Flog It' was coming up next, and would be shown from Chelmsford!
Sometimes I can think of nothing worse than sitting through an antiques programme (we ALWAYS had to watch Antiques Roadshow when I was a little girl) but more often than not I love to see antiques, and as it was coming from here...well I whisked into the kitchen, and while the whistling kettle was boiling, cut a slice of apple scone ring, then took a tray back into the living room to enjoy the show.
I like to see our town as seen from someone else's eyes. The Shire Hall where they filmed is just a few steps from the library front door! They showed a little bridge that I walk over most days on the way to work, and the train station where dear Carl waits for a train to take him to London (along with 10,000 other people, according to the tv people!).
This apple scone ring is quick and easy, and perfect for an afternoon sipping tea and reading, or watching antiques programmes.
You will need:
Radio 4 to listen to
A pretty pinny
1 medium cooking apple, or a couple of granny smiths
8oz self raising flour
2oz caster sugar
1/4 pint milk
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to Gas 6, or 170 oC
Peel, core and grate or chop the apple.
Sift the flour and baking powder together, and rub in the butter.
Stir in the sugar, then apple.
Add enough milk to make a soft dough.
Pat out with your hands to make a disc about 8 inches across, and a quarter inch thick.
Score into eight wedges, and brush with milk.
Bake for 20-5 minutes.
Delicious warm from the oven, but equally nice with a cup of tea the next day, with Flog It!