PREPARE 10 MINUTES COOK 15 MINUTES
MAKES 12 SCONES
24 Strawberries, picked & chopped into ¼
3 cups of self raising flour
100g salted butter, at room temperature
50g Caster sugar
2 happy eggs
1 cup Milk
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Place the butter in a bowl and roughly chop into small pieces.
Add the flour and sugar. Work the butter into the flour with your
fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs; this is great fun to do
with the kids as it will make a huge mess. If the mixture is too
sticky, add more flour; if it’s too dry, add more butter
Add the eggs and fold-in using a wooden spoon. Do not use an
electric mixer, as this will work the flour too much and the scones
may not rise. Continue using the wooden spoon whilst slowly
adding the milk until it all binds together
At this point, take it out of the bowl and place it onto a floured,
flat surface and roll it out to a thickness of 1”. Sprinkle the
strawberries over half of it, then fold it ontop of itself making a
sandwich with the strawberries in the middle (the strawberries
are trapped in the middle of the dough, which will stop them
from burning when the scones are cooked). Press it down gently
until it is 1” thick again, remembering not to work the mixture
too much. You can use other berries (Blackberries, raspberries)
in place of strawberries
With a sharp knife, cut into 2” squares, place carefully on a
buttered oven tray and glaze the tops with the remaining milk.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 12 minutes. You’ll know
they are ready when they’re golden brown and have risen
They will naturally split in the middle where the strawberries
are. Perfect served hot with butter, or cold, with cream and jam
on a family picnic
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