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Scones

What You Need (serves 24)

  • 75g (3oz) polyunsaturated  margarine
  • 400g (8oz) self-raising flour
  • 250ml (½ pint) semi-skimmed milk
  • Milk to glaze

How To Make It

  1. Pre-heat oven to 230C/450F/Gas Mark 8
  2. Rub the margarine into flour with clean hands until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Make a well in the centre and stir in enough milk to give a soft dough.
  4. Turn out onto a floured board, knead very lightly, then roll out to about 2cm thick, or pat it out with your hands.
  5. Cut out the scones with a medium sized cutter.
  6. Place on a baking sheet, brush with milk and bake near the top of the oven for about 10 minutes, until brown and well risen.

Try different types of scones

Fruit Scones

Add 1 tablespoon of castor sugar and 100g currants, sultanas, chopped dates and raisins before adding the milk.

Wholemeal Scones

Replace flour with 300g self-raising wholemeal flour and 100g plain flour. Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the dry ingredients.

Recipe kindly provided by Grampian Dietitians

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