Fruit Scones

I am totally unashamed to admit this was the recipe I used in school when I was teaching Food Science. The addition of a little extra baking powder guaranteed success, even if the dough was heavily handled - I simply would not dream of using a different recipe!

Category:  Baking  - 
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Ingredients

For 8 Serving(s)

Recipe

  • 225 g SR flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50 g butter
  • 25 g caster sugar
  • 50 g raisins
  • 1 egg beaten with sufficient milk to make 150 ml

Fruit Scones Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C, gas mark 7; line a baking tray with parchment.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a medium sized mixing bowl.  Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles small, even breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and fruit.
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  4.  Add the egg and milk mixture, a little at a time until you have a stiff dough, reserving a little of the liquid for brushing over the tops. Lightly knead on a floured surface and roll out to a generous 1cm thickness and, using a 6.5cm cutter, cut into rounds.
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  7. Re-roll the trimmings, handling lightly, and cut out more rounds.  Place on the tray and brush with the egg mix. Bake 10 minutes until risen and the tops are golden.
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  10. Handle the scone dough as little and as lightly as possible. The best scones always come from the first piece of dough, before re-rolling. Also, it is essential to have the oven preheated as the baking powder begins to work as soon as the liquid is added to it.
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