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
Pull your dough together using a knife, don’t overwork it
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
and bake!! Ta-Dah
Just look at them 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂
But there a a few tips:
- Sift your flour – we need as much air as possible
- Use very cold butter
- Do not overwork – meaning just pull the dough together, I use a knife to do this
- Roll once (well actually don’t roll at all) push your dough into shape – again don’t overwork
- 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? 🙂
Cherry Scones – delicious
If you prefer cherries to sultanas, try these lovely 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 🙂
If you have a go then please let me know how you get on. I love to get your picture and comments
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Big love as always
Fruit Scones - easy
- 225 g Self-Raising Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 25 gram Caster Sugar
- 50 gram Butter chopped
- 1 Large Egg
- 100 gram Sultanas
- 25 ml Milk for glazing
- 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
- Add your sultanas and give it a stir
- 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
- 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 🙂 )
- Using a pastry brush, brush the tops with milk (do not glaze the sides - this will stop them rising properly)
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden brown
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire tray. Tuck in!