Mixed fruit scones
( SERVES 12 )
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|3 cups||Self raising flour, sifted|
|½ cup||Caster sugar|
|1 tsp||Ground cinnamon|
|100 g||Butter, chopped, plus extra to serve|
|¼ cup||Dried apricots, chopped|
|¼ cup||Dates, chopped|
|1 to serve||Apricot jam|
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Place the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine.
- Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub it into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the apricots, dates and currants and mix to combine.
- Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. Use a butter knife to gradually mix the milk into the flour mixture until just combined.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gently bring the dough together. Roll out to a 24cm x 16cm rectangle and use a knife to cut the scone mixture into 12 squares.
- Place the scones close together on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
- Serve with butter and apricot jam.