Recipe

Mixed fruit and spice scones

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 16 Item
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Ingredients

Mixed fruit and spice scones
  • 3 cup (450g) self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup (40g) pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (35g) dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (45g) dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 cup (250ml) lemonade
  • 1 cup (250ml) pure cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk, for brushing
  • whipped cream, to serve.

Method

Mixed fruit and spice scones
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 210°C/190°C fan-forced. Sift flour into a large bowl. Stir in date, apricot, fig and spice.
  • 2
    Mix lemonade and cream together; pour into flour mixture and, using a flat-bladed knife, mix gently until just combined. Dough will have a sticky consistency.
  • 3
    Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly bring dough together to form a 4cm-thick round. Using a floured 6cm cutter, cut 16 rounds from dough.
  • 4
    Place scones onto a lightly floured baking tray, just touching side by side. Brush tops with milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Serve warm with cream, if you like.

Notes

MAKES 16 You can use your own combination of your favourite dried fruits instead of the dates, apricots and figs.