Just had Troy & Travis over for afternoon tea and whipped up these. As usual I like to experiment and try new recipes on friends. I served them with jam & cream.
Spiced Fruit Scones (makes about 12)
- 400 grams Self raising Flour
- teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice and ground ginger
- Pinch sea salt
- 80 grams butter
- 50 grams unrefined castor sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 2 eggs
- 200 ml milk
- 60 grams mixed sultanas and raisins
Pre-heat the oven to 180oC gas 4.
In a large bowl mix the flour, spices and sea salt then rub in the butter.
Stir in the sugar.
Beat the eggs with the milk and form a well in the dry ingredients, then pour in all but one tablespoonful of the egg/milk mixture.
With your hand, work the wet and dry ingredients together to form a soft dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to a two inch thickness.
Take a cutter and cut out some shapes of your choice and place on a greased baking tray.
Keep reforming and rolling the dough then cutting out shapes until you have none left. If you don't have a cutter you could simply cut it into squares.
Using the leftover milk and egg mix, brush the tops of the scones with a pastry brush (or rub a little on with your fingers) and sprinkle a little sugar on the top of each. Bake for 20 mins until risen and golden.