Friday, 6 February 2009


These scones were colorful and tasty using figs and candied cherries. It was great tea time treat with home made jam and clotted cream.

  • 1 cup self raising flour ( 110 g )
  • 1 cup wholemeal self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 heaped tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter ( 75 g )
  • 5  dried figs, chopped ( 50 g )
  • 30 g candied ( glace ) cherries, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • extra milk for glazing the scones.
Pre heat the oven and lightly grease a baking tray.

1) Mix flour , sugar and salt. Sieve all three in mixing bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub with your fingertips until you achieve fine bread crumbs. 
2) Stir in the chopped figs and cherries. Mix the egg in. Add milk and mix together to form a soft dough. 
3) Roll the dough on a floured surface, about 2 cm thick. Cut into 8- 10 scones using a 6 cm cutter. Place the scones on the baking tray and brush them with milk.
5) Cook the scones on preheated oven at 220 C, 200 Fan setting for 10 -12 minutes until they are golden brown.
6) Cool them on wire rack. Split and serve them with jam and clotted cream.

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