It’s been a fair few months now since I wrote you a recipe, although I can get quite stressed out whilst cooking (perfectionist problems), I really have missed creating new and exciting treats for you all to enjoy.
As you will know, the last recipe I wrote was way back in early April for my Easter bakes and during the time I’ve been away from baking, I’ve had my feeding tube placed (which took weeks to heal) and been on holiday SO today I’m back at you with my first recipe of the summer!
As the seasons change, the food we eat changes also. When the sun is beaming, many people don’t want meals which are heavy duty as it can be a bad mixture, therefore finding treats to eat can be difficult.
I’ve been scrolling through Pinterest for the last couple of weeks, trying to find summer treats to get inspired from and let me tell you… I’m coming back with a bang! I found so many different treats which I haven’t done before and can’t wait to put my own twist upon. Being that it’s summer, fruit is the main inspiration for me, therefore many of these treats will be “healthier” than some of my others.
Anyway, before I ramble on for any longer, let’s get into today’s bake which is: Fruity Scones! Who needs an afternoon tea at the Ritz when you can bake these scones I’m searching with you today. They’re just as yummy!
Ingredients For Fruit Scones:
- 500g Of Self Raising Flour
- 100g Of Unsalted Butter
- 1tsp Of Baking Powder
- 1/2tsp Of Salt
- 60g Of Caster Sugar
- 300g Of Dried Berries
- 200ml Of Water
- 250/300ml Of Milk
- 1tbsp Of Demerara Sugar
How To Make Fruit Scones:
- Firstly, gather together all your ingredients, equipment, lightly grease a baking tray with a little butter and preheat the oven to 220oC / 200oC Fan / Gas Mark 7.
- Secondly, put your 300g of dried mixed berries and 200ml of water into a bowl and leave to soak for at least 20 minutes. This is so the berries don’t burn during cooking.
- Next, put the 500g of self raising flour, into a bowl.
- Then, cut your 100g of unsalted butter into cubes and add into the flour.
- Gently, rub the butter into the flour using your finger tips, until it is the consistency of breadcrumbs.
- After 20 minutes, drain the water from the dried berries and add into the bowl alongside your 60g Of caster sugar.
- Now, sprinkle the salt and baking powder across the top of the flour/butter mix, rather than putting it in one place as this will allow it to be evenly distributed.
- Make a well in the centre of the mix and add your 250ml of milk with as little action as possible, using your hands until it all comes together into a ball of dough (I’d recommend slowly adding the milk into the mix, as I noticed mine became really soggy when adding the milk all at once, so make sure you slowly add into the mix to allow the right consistency which is slightly sticky but not to sloppy).
- If there’s any flour left at the bottom of the bowl, add a touch more milk to help collect it up.
- Once you’ve made your dough, place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat into a flat circle with a slight thickness.
- Using a circle cutter, cut the circle into as many segments as you can make using the dough.
- Carefully move each onto the prepared baking tray, brush with a little milk and then sprinkle the demerara sugar evenly across the top of each scone.
- Next, place into the oven for around 12-15 minutes (give them a tap to see if they sound hollow as you would with bread).
- Once cooked, leave on a wire rack to cool down completely.
- Finally, once fully cooled, add some whipped cream and jam onto each scone and enjoy!
That’s today’s recipe prepared, cooked and finished, ready to be eaten!
This was my first time ever making scones and I can honestly say, I’m incredibly proud of the outcome. they came out perfectly and went down a treat in my household.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed my first bake back in what feels like forever! Saddle up, as I’m going to be doing plenty more bakes over the next coming weeks. I’ve got so many sweet treats up my sleeve which I really think you’ll all enjoy! perfect for summer.
Let me know either in the comments below or on my social media pages, what your favourite summer treat is?
Sending you all, all my love as always,