Saturday, March 5, 2011

Three Fruit Scones

I love fruit scones. I especially love ones that are bursting with fruit! It's such a shame that most scones these days are limited to a handful of raisins, there's so much more that could be added! I've used the dried fruits I happened to have in the kitchen for these, but try any combination you like, once you keep the quantities the same you'll be laughing!

Makes: 10 scones


120g dried fruits (I've used 45g sultanas, 45g chopped dried apricot, 30g chopped dried prunes)
450g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
2 teaspoons baking powder
120g butter
2 large eggs
5 tablespoons milk, plus extra for glazing
Pinch of salt
Orange juice for soaking


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Put the fruit mixture in a bowl and pour in enough orange juice to cover. Stir, and leave aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix your flour, salt and baking powder. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. In another bowl or a jug beat the eggs and milk together. Drain the fruit.
  5. Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and pour in your egg mix, followed by the mixed fruit. Stir well, until you have a soft, dry dough.
  6. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to a thickness of 2cm. Using a 7cm cutter cut circles from the dough. You'll need to add the scraps together and re-roll it to get all 10, but try not to over-work the dough either.
  7. Place the scones on a baking sheet and glaze by dipping a pastry brush into some milk and brush over the scones.
  8. Pop in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a lovely golden brown.
  9. Allow to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving. I'll have mine with real butter and a coffee thanks! :)

No comments:

Post a Comment