Egg free fruit scone recipe

Until as recent as a couple of weeks ago I had never thought about what category a scone falls under. When I was creating my categories it got me thinking so I asked my sister who loves scones and she said she said she did not know and I should google, which I did. I will be sharing with you this egg free fruit scone recipe which I use a lot.

It seems that some say it is a cake and some say it is a type of bread, a quick bread that uses baking powder as a raising agent instead of yeast.

Whatever they are, they are a great accompaniment for traditional afternoon tea. Traditional scones are baked plain and served plain with some jam and clotted cream. These egg free scones are not only for people with egg allergies, they can be enjoyed by those who do not have allergies too. I hope that you will enjoy baking with this egg free fruit scone recipe.

Ingredients

  • 420 grams plain flour
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 55 grams butter
  • 40 grams caster sugar
  • 1 cup raisins (dried cranberries or sultanas)
  • 300 millilitres milk

Method

  • Heat the oven to 220C/425F Lightly grease a baking sheet
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and rub in the butter
  • Stir in the sugar and raisins

Egg free fruit scone recipe

Then the milk, to get a soft dough

Egg free fruit scone recipe
Tip it on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round or use a rolling pin

Egg free fruit scone recipe
Use a round cookie cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking tray.

Egg free fruit scone recipe

Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up
Brush the tops of the scones with milk and sprinkle some demerera sugar if you want

Egg free fruit scone recipe

Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.

Egg free fruit scone recipe

Makes 11 (May vary depending on cookie cutter size you use.)

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