Fruit scones

Why not try your hand at making these fluffy fruit scones, created using ingredients from our 2016 Fine Farm Produce Award winners; namely Wimpole Estate organic plain flour and deliciously creamy raw milk from Low Sizergh Farm.

Cakes and bakes
Try our fluffy fruit scones
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 35 - 40 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 450g/1lb Wimpole organic plain flour
  • 115g/4oz soft margarine
  • 85g/3oz caster sugar
  • 85g/3oz sultanas
  • 4-5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Ochr Cefn Isa free range egg (beaten)
  • 200ml/7fl oz  Low Sizergh Farm raw milk
  • Strawberry jam and clotted cream to serve

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a bowl and rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar and sultanas.
  2.  Add the egg and gradually mix in 150ml/ ¼ pint of the milk to make a soft dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface then roll out thickly to a generous 2cm/¾ inch thickness, or two fingers.
  3.   Stamp out circles using a 7cm/2¾ inch fluted biscuit cutter and transfer the scones to a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  4.   Knead the trimmings and continue rolling and stamping until you have made eight scones. 
  5.   Brush the top of the scones with a little of the remaining milk, then bake for 10-15 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
  6.   Serve warm, split and topped with jam and clotted cream.