Fruit Scones

A traditional English afternoon tea simply would not be complete without a scone and jam! !

I have fond memories of my Mum making these for our Sunday tea, a real treat.
ServesPrep / Cooking TimeDifficulty
12 35 minutes 1
 

Ingredients

225g plain flour
Pinch salt
1 level tsp cream of Tartar
1/2 level tsp of Bicarbonate of soda
15g caster sugar
60g cold butter cut into small pieces
30g sultanas
20g glacé cherries cut into small pieces
Approximately half pint of milk

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 210°C and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Sieve the flour, salt, cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda and sugar into a large bow.
  • Using the tips of your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the dried fruit and mix in with a spoon.
  • Slowly add the milk beating into the flour mixture to incorporate but stop adding the milk when you have a firm dough.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to about 1" thick and cut out rounds using either a fluted or plain cutter.
  • Place the rounds onto the baking sheet making sure that you leave a good gap between the rounds to allow for expansion during cooking.
  • Using a pastry brush brush the tops with the remainder of the milk.
  • Place in the middle of the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool
  • Serve with just butter spread over the two halves or add jam and cream if you are feeling a bit naughty! Delicious.
  • Option:
  • Cut the scone in half and spread the Nutella evenly over each half
  • Place a few raspberries (or sliced strawberries) on the top and savour the moment!
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