Marzipan Scones

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If you have any marzipan left over after marzipaning your cake can I suggest marzipan scones. They are so good that I buy extra just to make them. Continue reading “Marzipan Scones”

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Mince Pie Scones

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If you get fed up with mince pies why not try my mince pie scones??

This recipe will make 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
  • 80g Mincemeat
  • 7 tbsp Cold Milk
  • 1 egg beaten or milk and sugar for glazing (optional)

Method:

  • Preheat 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.
  • Add the mincemeat and stir with a fork until well distributed throughout the mixture.
  • 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 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 prepared baking sheet, reform the dough scraps and repeat until all the dough has been used.
  • Glaze with either the beater egg or I like to glaze them at I do my mince pies with milk and a sprinkling of sugar.
  • Bake for about 10mins or golden brown.
  • These are best on the day of cooking but will keep for 2-3 days in an air tight container.

Cheese and Marmite Scones

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A perfect accompaniment to Cheese is Marmite. I realise you either love marmite or hate it. To be honest I do have to be in the mood for marmite, however the addition of marmite to these cheese scones really lifts the flavour.  So if you are a marmite hater or just a mild dis-liker I do recommend giving them ago.

I have used just one teaspoon of marmite in these scones, however if you are a real marmite adorer please feel free to add more! Continue reading “Cheese and Marmite Scones”