I don’t know what it is about the lovely sunny weather, but it always makes me want to crack out my baking supplies and bake something!
I’ve not baked any scones in a long time, they just don’t taste the same when its cold, wet and windy outside. As the sun was out in full force yesterday I decided to make some fruit scones and some slightly un-traditional cherry scones (especially for Jason, his personal favourite!).
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FRUIT SCONES
This recipe will make around 12 medium-size scones.
* 1 lb Self raising flour
* 4 oz Butter or margarine + extra for greasing the baking trays
* 4 oz Caster sugar
* 5 oz Sultanas or any other dried fruit that you prefer
* 3 tbsps Milk
Step one – Preheat your oven the 180 degrees Celsius. Start by mixing the self raising flour and the butter/margarine together until you have a breadcrumb consistency.
Step two – Add in the sugar and mix until well combined.
Step three – Add in the milk and use a fork to combine the mixture until you have a dough. Mix in the dried fruit.
Step four – Dust your work surface with plain flour and roll the dough out to a two centimetre thickness.
Step five – Grease two baking trays.
Step six – Using a circular fluted cutter cut out your scones and place on the baking tray, making sure to leave a gap between the scones as they’ll rise quite a bit when you pop them in the oven.
Top Tip – Make sure to turn the baking trays half way through baking to make sure they’re all nice and evenly baked.
Step eight – Leave to cool and then serve with some jam and a good dollop of clotted cream!