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”

Coffee and Walnut Scones

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I have always used my Great Nanny’s recipe for making scones, she never liked the taste of too much baking powder, which some scone recipes can have, so always used an alternative raising agent – a mixture of cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda.

Once the basic scone mix has been mastered and is to your liking then you can add different flavours and fruits.  I have added coffee and walnut this time. Continue reading “Coffee and Walnut Scones”