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#1 Mon 06 Jul 09 11:19pm


Member since Thu 07 May 09


Does anyone have a good fruit scone recipe or other scone recipes?



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#2 Mon 06 Jul 09 11:44pm

Ida T

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From Kristiansand, Norway
Member since Mon 05 Jan 09

Re: Scones

Here is one. Never made it with fruit though. Sure someone else has a good recipie with it for you crossed

500g flour
100g butter
2 egg yolks
2.5 dl milk
1 tblspn sugar
1.5  teaspn salt
4 teaspn bakng powder

Last edited by Nordichousewife (Mon 06 Jul 09 11:45pm)

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#3 Tue 07 Jul 09 12:11am


Occupation Architect (Green)
From Venezuela
Member since Mon 06 Jul 09

Re: Scones

Scones?? The best scones I've cooked so far are Jamie's Ministry of Food recipe step by step. It's easy and fun and the scones come out lovely!

If you don't have the book or can't find it in his webpage I'd gladly upload it for you.


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#4 Tue 07 Jul 09 1:30am


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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Scones

Basic Scones

2 cups SR flour and a pinch of salt - sifted
1 rounded tbsp butter - rub in using finger tips
mix with a little cold milk to a soft dough.
knead lightly
pat out to nearly 2 cm thickness
use a circle cutter make scones - cut cleanly and they will rise better.
Place on a hot floured slide and bake in a hot oven  10 - 15 minutes until risen and golden on top.

Cheese scones - use a 1/4 cup finely grated tasty cheese instead of the butter
Savoury scones: add 2 tbsp grated onion and 1 tbsp grated carrot to the cheese scones

These are from the Country Womens Association 1964 cook book so you know they are good!

For some reason there weren't fruit scones or pumpkin scones recipes in there, both Australian classics. For fruit scones just add a 1/4 cup mixed dried fruit (cut small if needed) to the basic recipe.

Hopefully Runwestierun will put her recipes in, she calls them biscuits and makes them often.

My mother said that her mother made them with hardly any butter  - times were harder. My mum, cooking for 7 children, made double the recipe and just cut them quickly into squares and into the oven. Round scones seem so classy to me! Adding eggs etc seems to be turning them into cakes. I like them plain (with all the wickedness on top!)!

Buttermilk instead of milk is very good.

I like them simple. made quickly, eaten fresh. Lovely.


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#5 Tue 07 Jul 09 1:47am


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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Fri 22 Aug 08

Re: Scones

Hi Steve, my kids call these cockroach scones but don't let that put you off!

Wholemeal Date Scones

2 cups wholemeal SR flour
1 cup white SR flour
1 tea spoon cinnamon
cup milk
45g melted butter
2 table spoons honey
200g chopped dates, soaked in boiling water, drained

Preheat oven 220 degrees

Put flours & cinnamon into bowl

Mix drained dates through flour

Combine milk, melted butter & honey then pour into flour and mix

Roll out dough to approx 2cm thickness, cut with scone cutter and bake for 12 minutes or until golden.

Note:  if you don't have dates, you can use sultanas, currants or other dried fruit.

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#6 Wed 08 Jul 09 8:04am


Member since Thu 07 May 09

Re: Scones

lu.querales wrote:

Scones?? The best scones I've cooked so far are Jamie's Ministry of Food recipe step by step. It's easy and fun and the scones come out lovely!

If you don't have the book or can't find it in his webpage I'd gladly upload it for you.


Could you add it please smile

Thanks to everyone else too  big_smile

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#7 Fri 10 Jul 09 8:21am


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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Scones

Fruit scones

2 cups self raising flour
Pinch of salt
30gm butter
3/4 cup milk - extra milk for glazing
1/3 cup of raisins, currants or sultanas

Preheat oven to a hot 180 degrees and line a baking tray with paper.
Sift flour and salt into a large bowl.
Add the butter and rub it in lightly using your fingertips until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.
Add the fruit and mix in.
Make a well in the centre and add all the milk.
Mix with a flat bladed knife to a soft dough addimg more liquid if necessary.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead it briefly and lightly until smooth.
Press or roll out the dough until it is 1 - 2 cms thick.
Cut the dough into rounds using a 5cm cookie cutter.
Place the rounds close together on the prepared tray.
Brush the tops with a little milk.
Bake for 10- 15 mins or until golden brown.
Serve with butter or whipped cream and jam.

Date and Lemon Scones
these were made on Masterchef Aust, my mum made them with orange rind instead, tasted great

150ml-175ml milk
150ml cream
1 egg
3 cups self-raising flour
2 tbs caster sugar
1 cup chopped, dried dates
Finely grated rind 1 lemon
Cream & jam, to serve

1. Preheat oven 200C fan forced. Line large flat oven tray with baking paper.

2. Whisk 150ml milk, cream and egg together until well combined. Combine flour, sugar, dates and lemon rind in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and stir gently to a soft dough, adding remaining milk if necessary. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until dough comes together.

3. Press dough out to 2cm-thick. Cut scones from dough and place onto tray flat-side up. Press dough together gently and repeat using the remaining dough. Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden and well risen. Serve hot with jam and cream.

Cheese and watercress scones

125 g (1 cup) self-raising flour
150 g (1 cup) self-raising wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
50 g (1/3 cup) original rolled oats
85 g (3 cups) chopped, watercress (coarse stalks removed)
75 g (1/2 cup) grated mature cheddar cheese
125 ml (1/2 cup) milk, plus a little extra to glaze
Preparation method
  Preheat oven to 230C. Grease a large baking tray.
  Sift the flours and baking powder into a bowl; tip in any bran left in the sieve. Rub in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  Add the rolled oats, watercress and about three-quarters of the cheese; season with salt and black pepper. Stir in the milk with a fork. Scrape the dough together with a spatula and turn out onto a well-floured work surface. Shape into a smooth, soft ball; it will be a little softer than a standard scone dough.
  Pat or roll out the dough to 2 cm thick. Use a 7.5 cm round cutter to stamp out scones. Press the trimmings together lightly, re-roll and stamp out more scones.
  Place the scones on the baking tray, arranging them so they are not touching. Brush the tops lightly with milk and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese. Bake for 1015 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. These scones are best eaten on the day they are made

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#8 Tue 22 Sep 09 8:04pm


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From Greece
Member since Fri 21 Mar 08

Re: Scones

I'd like to try to make scones BUT isn't there a recipe with yeast??? I did a quick search in the internet and couldn't find something nice...Any ideas??

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#9 Tue 22 Sep 09 8:08pm


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From The land of song.
Member since Tue 04 Oct 05

Re: Scones

dukegus , this is the beast scone recipe that I have found. … hp?id=1865

No , scone recipes do not have yeast in them .
If they did it would become like a bread and loose their scone like  texture .

Try the recipe I have given you , leave out the sultanas if you wish.

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#10 Tue 22 Sep 09 10:19pm

mr spice

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Occupation Working dad...
From Germany
Member since Sat 05 Sep 09

Re: Scones

If they are plain scones don't forget the clotted cream (try Mascarpone, at a push).

That's to spread on them, not part of the recipe...

Last edited by mr spice (Tue 22 Sep 09 10:20pm)

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