Fruit Scones

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You really can put almost any dried fruit into a scone, I have used raisins in these ones.

This recipe will make about 6 x 65mm scones or 4 x 75mm scones

You will need:

  • 230g Plain Flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • 1tsp Cream of Tartar
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 30g Caster Sugar
  • 60g Butter
  • 7 – 8 tbsp Cold Milk
  • 60g Raisins (or other chosen dried fruit)
  • 1 Egg beaten for glazing (optional)
  • 1tbsp Granulated Sugar for sprinkling (optional)


  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees grease baking sheet.
  • Sift the flour, cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda together.
  • Mix in the caster sugar and butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the raisins (or other dried fruit) until well distributed.
  • Gradually add the milk until you have a soft ball of dough. If your dough is a little dry add another tablespoon of milk.
  • You do not want to over handle the dough or the will be become hard and tough.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and gently press out (I use my finger tips and hands to press out the dough rather than squash it with a rolling pin) until about 2.5cm or 1inch thick. Cut out to your desired size with your cookie cutter.
  • Place your scone on the baking sheet, reform the dough scraps and repeat until all the dough has been used.
  • I tend to remove any raisins that are completely on the outside of the scone as they can burn and taste bitter.
  • Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle a little sugar over.
  • Bake for about 10-15mins or golden brown.

These are best on the day of cooking but will keep for 2-3 days in an air tight container.

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Perfect served with Jam and Cream!

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