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JILL BAKES | Apple & Cinnamon Swirl Scones

I love scones and I also love cinnamon swirls, so this is the perfect combined outcome!

My scone recipe is one of the most popular on my page, so this is another variation using the same recipe but with chunks of apple and a yummy cinnamon filling, all rolled up and cut into delicious swirls!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer


Makes 4

225g soda bread self-raising flour

30g butter or spread

30g caster sugar

140ml (1/4 pt) buttermilk

1 small eating apple, peeled and cut into very small chunks

For the filling:

35g soft butter

30g soft brown sugar (either light or dark)

2 dessert spoons cinnamon


1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees fan.

2. In a large bowl, rub the spread/butter into the flour until it resembles a breadcrumb texture.

3. Add in the sugar and combine.

4. Add in buttermilk until it forms a dough using a knife to combine.

(Only add enough milk to bind the ingredients, it shouldn’t be too soft - it's quite a dry dough)

5. On a floured surface roll out the dough into a rectangle - not too thin and try to handle the dough as little as possible.

6. In a small bowl mix together the butter, sugar and cinnamon. If it's too hard, microwave for about 10-15 seconds.

7. Spread this over the scone dough gently. Then roll up (like a Swiss roll).

8. Cut into 4 equal pieces and place on to a baking tray with just a little bit of space between each other and with the nicest swirls facing up.

9. Bake for 18-22 minutes until golden. Leave to cool a little and then enjoy!


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 12,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

Head over INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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