These biscuits are flaky and rich. Serve them with the apples and some whipped cream.

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Serves 4

4 sweet apples

1⁄2 cup golden raisins

4 tablespoons melted butter

1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of ginger

2 1⁄2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon sugar

1 stick butter, cubed

3⁄4 cup milk

1 egg

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Peel and core the apples, then dice them.
  3. In an ovenproof dish, mix together apples, raisins, melted butter, spices, and sugar.
  4. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and sugar.
  5. Add the stick of cubed butter and work it into the flour with your fingers. The result should be a grainy mixture.
  6. Add milk and egg and work the mixture together.
  7. Roll out until the dough is 1-inch think, and cut out the biscuits using a round cookie cutter.
  8. Place the biscuits over the apples.
  9. Drizzle a little milk over the biscuits. 10. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  10. Serve biscuits with the apple mixture and some whipped cream.


Photography by Colin Cooke

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