Introduction: Fruit Scones

This is a family favourite , with loads of options.
The scones can be plain, raisin, sultana, chopped dry fruit, cinnamon, mixed spice or savoury cheese scones.
Serve them with jam, clotted cream or butter.

Step 1: The Mix

The recipe requires.
1 cup or 8oz self raising flour.
1 level TSP baking powder.
1 1/2 oz chilled cubed butter.
1 1/2 TBSP caster sugar.
Pinch of salt.
1/2 cup or 5 fl oz of milk.
I have added 1 3/4 oz of raisins for this recipe.

Heat your oven to 220 0c / 425 F / gas mark 7

Step 2:

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl'
rub the butter into the flour, try to create a light bread crumb mixture.
DON'T over work the flour.
Now add the sugar and a pinch of salt.
slowly add the milk, mix with a spoon or spatula.
adding the fruit of your choice.

Flour your board and tip the dough onto the board.
the dough should be about 1 1/4  inch thick,
use a cookie cutter to cut out the scones,
This should make about 8 scones.
Double up the amounts for twice as much deliciousness.

Step 3: Tray Prep

Smear a baking tray with butter.
Space the scones out and brush with some milk.
Check your oven is at the correct temperature.

Step 4: Cook Em Up

Place the scones in the middle of the oven.
Bake them for 8 to 10 minutes.
once baked, place the scones on a cooling rack.
(Or maybe cut one in half and slap some butter on it, Cooks perk).