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Summer scones recipe

Summer scones recipe

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Perfect for a sunny day bursting with the sweetness of strawberries, treat yourself to a taste of summer with these delicious scones and enjoy the season's flavours. See method

  • Makes 12
  • Takes 35-40 mins, plus cooling
  • 333 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 435g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, cubed
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 150ml milk
  • 2½ tbsp Summer Cup
  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam

For the strawberries

  • 227g punnet strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 3 tbsp Summer Cup
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 5g fresh mint, leaves chopped

For the cream

  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar​
  • 1½ tbsp Summer Cup
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1390kj
    333kcal
    17%
  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    9g 44%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    0.5g 9%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 39.6g Protein 5.8g Fibre 2.2g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C and line two baking sheets with baking paper. Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. (Alternatively, pulse in a food processor.)
  2. Reserve 1 tbsp beaten egg and pour the rest into the flour mix. Add the milk and stir to bring together as a dough. Turn out onto a work surface lightly dusted with flour and knead briefly. 
  3. Roll out the dough to about 2cm thick. Stamp out 12 x 6cm rounds, rerolling as needed, and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Stir ½ tbsp Summer Cup into the reserved egg and use to brush the tops of the scones. Bake for 15-17 mins until risen and lightly golden, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  4. Meanwhile, put the strawberries in a bowl with 3 tbsp Summer Cup, the caster sugar, orange zest and chopped mint; mix well. Cover and chill in the fridge for up to 2 hrs.
  5. Gently heat 2 tbsp Summer Cup with the jam in a small saucepan for 2-3 mins, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Brush over the warm scones, then set aside to cool.
  6. Pour the cream into a bowl, add the caster sugar and 1½ tbsp Summer Cup. Whip to medium-stiff peaks. Serve alongside the scones with the macerated strawberries. The scones will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

Low energy: Bake the scones in an air-fryer at 180°C for 10-14 mins until risen and golden. 

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Only unglazed scones are freezable.

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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