- 750g self-raising flour
- 185g baking margarine
- 120g caster sugar
- 1tsp gluten-free baking powder
- Pinch of coarse sea salt
- 250g butternut squash, peeled and grated
- 150g tinned caramel
- 250ml oat drink
- 120g tinned caramel
- 10g coarse sea salt
If you don't have a mixer, you can make these scones with a standard mixing bowl and spoon.
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan/gas mark 4) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Put the flour and margarine into the bowl of your mixer. Attach the paddle beater and mix on a low speed for 3–4 minutes, or until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add in the caster sugar, baking powder, a pinch of sea salt and the grated butternut squash. Gently mix together to combine.
Remove the paddle beater and replace with the dough hook. Add the caramel and ¾ of the oat drink into your dry mix. Combine everything together until you form a shaggy dough – everything should be combined but the dough should still be a little lumpy. If the dough is looking a bit dry, add in some more oat drink.
Tip the mixture onto a lightly floured work surface. Using your hands, gently work the dough until everything is fully combined.
Roll out the dough so it's roughly 4cm thick. Use a 7cm straight-edged cutter to cut out 12 scones. You'll need to roll out the dough again and cut out the scones a few times to use up all the dough.
Place the scones onto your lined baking tray. Brush the top of each scone with a little oat drink.
Place in the oven and bake them for 17–25 minutes until risen and lightly coloured. The scones should feel light when you pick them up.
Place a small amount of caramel on top of each one and spread it around a little with a spoon. It's best to do this while the scones are still warm from the oven.
After spreading the caramel on top of the scones, sprinkle a few flakes of sea salt on each for a finishing touch.
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