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Fruit Scones

Fruit Scones

Scones have a delicious fluffy texture to it.  Using butter will give the scones a buttery flavour.  Nice to have with tea.

Ingredients

  • 100g (4 oz) butter or margarine at room temperature (do not use any low fat varieties)
  • 450g (16 oz) Self-Raising White Flour
  • 100g (4 oz) Caster Sugar
  • 50g (2 oz) Dried Mixed Fruit (or Glace Cherries or Sultanas)
  • Milk (about ½ pint/(300ml)
  • A little Butter or Margarine to grease the baking tray or line with greaseproof paper

Equipment

  • Baking tray
  • Round pastry cutter
  • Apron
  • Tea Towel
  • Weighing Scale
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring jug
  • Utensils
  • Pastry brush
  • Rolling pin

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven 200C/400F /Gas Mark 6 (160C fan)
  2. Measure 450ml flour and 100g butter, then place in mixing bowl. Cut butter into small pieces.
  3. Rub the flour and butter together using your fingertips, until form into crumbs. This takes around 20 to 30 minutes.  Crumbs will be a light yellow colour, without lumps of butter.
  4. Measure 100g castor sugar and add to crumbs in bowl, 50g saltanas or mixed fruits.  Mix all ingredients together.
  5. Add milk to crumb mixture, a little at a time, using a round bladed knife. Mix gently. Continue to mix with the knife while adding milk, until the crumb mixture sticks together to form a dough. you have a soft dough.
  6. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Gently bring the dough together with your hands and lightly squeeze into a dome.  Flatten the dome with your hand into a thickness of about 1½ inches.
  7. Cut out the scones using a round pastry cutter and place them on the prepared baking tray.  Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk or beaten egg (NB: Egg will give the scones a stronger golden brown colour when baked).
  8.  Bake in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes until the top of scones are a golden brown colour.
  9. Then take out of oven and turn onto a wire cooking rack to cool.

 

 

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