Fruit Scones – Easy!

Fruit Scones – Easy!

Fruit Scones – Easy! 

I love a good scone – do you? I’m not sure there is anything more British if I’m honest. I also love a fruit scone and I have a fantastic easy Fruit scones recipe, so I thought I’d share it with you

My Fruit Scones are quick and so easy to make, moist, light, and stuffed with sultanas – they are the best!! 

 

How to make Fruit Scones 

Oh they are so simple – please see the recipe card at the bottom of this post for full details 

Step 1 – sultana scones 

Mix your dry ingredients, rub in your butter, add your egg & milk mix 

scone ingredients in a mixing bowl

 

Step 2

Pull your dough together using a knife, don’t overwork it 

Raw scone dough

 

Step 3 – stamp out your scones 

Push your dough into a 2.5 cm / 1 inch thickness square 

Using a cutter stamp out your scones 

Glaze the tops with m ilk – don’t glaze the sides 

Fruit scones raw one a baking tray

Step 4

and bake!! Ta-Dah 

Fruit scones baked

 

Just look at them πŸ™‚ 

 

Fruit scones - close up

 

What to serve with Fruit Scones? 

Serve warm or cold with lashings of butter 

Or you can serve with jam and clotted cream if you like – go full on 

They are perfect for afternoon tea πŸ™‚ 

 

Tips for making Scones, savoury or sweet

So people are often scared of making scones? This I don’t really get?

They are so Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy πŸ™‚

But there a a few tips:

  1. Sift your flour – we need as much air as possible 
  2. Use very cold butter
  3. Do not overwork – meaning just pull the dough together, I use a knife to do this
  4. Roll once (well actually don’t roll at all) push your dough into shape – again don’t overwork
  5. Brush only the tops with milk (not the sides)

 

Can you freeze Fruit Scones? 

They are always best fresh from the oven in may opinion. But yes they freeze well. 

Once your scones are cold pop them in a resealable bags or airtight container and keep in the freezer for maximum 2 months 

 

So lastly how do you pronounce scone?

Oh so many views!

There are two possible pronunciations of the word scone:

the first rhymes with gone and the second rhymes with tone.

In US English the pronunciation rhyming with tone is more common.

In British English the two pronunciations traditionally have different regional and class associations, with the first pronunciation associated with the north of England and the northern working class, while the second is associated with the south and the middle class….

So which are you?  πŸ™‚

 

Cherry Scones –  delicious 

If you prefer cherries to sultanas, try these lovely Cherry Scones 

 

Tray of baked Cherry Scones

 

Or maybe Savoury scones? 

And if you fancy some savoury scones (maybe they are more your thing?), why not try mine with cheese & bacon

So delicious πŸ™‚ 

Easy Cheese & Bacon Scones - Baked

 

And Finally…..

If you have a go then please let me know how you get on. I love to get your picture and comments

Oh and why not join me on Instagram – I’d love to see you there πŸ™‚ 

Also I’m on Face book and Pinterest – just click on the icons on my site 

Big love as always 

 

Clare xx

Fruit scones - close up

Fruit Scones - easy

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 274kcal
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A simple & delicious Fruit Scone recipe - easy, moist and perfect split with jam & cream

Ingredients

  • 225 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 25 gram Caster Sugar
  • 50 gram Butter chopped
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Milk
  • 100 gram Sultanas
  • 25 ml Milk for glazing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C fan / 225C / Gas 7
  • Grab a baking sheet and either grease or line with baking paper
  • In a mixing bowl sift your flour, baking powder and then add your caster suigar and stir
  • Next add your chopped chilled butter and rub into your flour mix using your finger tips, until it resembles breadcrumbs
    Butter flour sugar cherry scones
  • Add your sultanas and give it a stir
    scone ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Next in a measuring jug add your egg and enough milk to make the liquid up to 150ml (150ml should be the total liquid weight including your milk)
  • Bring it all together with a knife until it forms a dough, do not overwork it
    Raw scone dough
  • Tip your dough onto a floured surface and pat down to 1inch / 2.5 cm thick (do not use a rolling pin)
  • Using a 2 inch / 2.5cm cutter stamp out 6 scones and spread them out on your baking sheet (the bits left pull together bake and they are yours πŸ™‚ )
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the tops with milk (do not glaze the sides - this will stop them rising properly)
    Fruit scones raw one a baking tray
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden brown
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire tray. Tuck in!
    Fruit scones baked

Notes

*** Nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guideΒ 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Fruit Scones - easy
Amount per Serving
Calories
274
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.3
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
46
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
139
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
180
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
253
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
65
mg
7
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you!
    in wales and inmanchester they rhyme with Gone ,
    Working classand proud of it too!! πŸ‘

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