Fruit Scones
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This is a simple and traditional take on the fruit scone with a citrus twist to liven them up a bit!
Recipe type: Cakes and Bakes
Cuisine: English
Serves: 8
  • 225g self-raising flour plus extra to dust
  • 50g cold unsalted butter
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 25g caster sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 150g dried fruit
  • 1 free range egg
  • 150ml whole milk plus extra to brush on top
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt and butter through your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Add in the caster sugar, orange zest and dried fruit and mix again to ensure it is evenly distributed
  4. In a small jug or cup, add the egg to milk and whisk until combined
  5. Tip the egg and milk mixture into the dried ingredients and mix together until a dough is formed. You can use a spoon or palette knife to start but I suggest using clean hands to finish forming the dough
  6. Put the dough onto a floured surface and roll out until about half an inch thick. Cut the dough into circles using a 6cm (2½ inch) round cutter and place on a lined baking tray
  7. Place in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  8. Place on a baking rack to cool down then serve with jam and clotted cream
Recipe by Jo's Kitchen at