Fluffy Fruit Scones

Fluffy Fruit Scones
45 Minutes
8-12 Portions

I love making scones, they are so quick and simple to make. This recipe makes lovely fluffy fruit scones. perfect with strawberry jam and cream. Pure indulgence!

  • Preheat the oven to 200c 
  • Sieve together the flour, cinnamon and baking powder.
  • Add in the sugar and give it a stir.
  • Add in the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingertips until no butter remains to be seen.
  • add in the sultanas and orange zest
  • In a bowl, mix the egg and buttermilk together well.
  • Fold in almost most of the wet mix to the dry mix using a fork but hold a little back to brush the top of the scones.
  • When the mix comes together, place it on a floured board or table and shape into a round shape but be careful not to over knead as the scones will be tough.
  • Roll out to approx. 1 inch thick with a rolling pen and using a scone cutter cut into scones and place onto a floured baking tray. You should get approx. 8 large or 12 medium scones from this batch.
  • Brush the top of the scones with the remainder egg mix, and a sprinkle of sugar to give them a crunchy top.
  • place the tray in the hot oven and bake for approx. 15 minutes depending on the size of the scones.
  • Place on a wire rack to cool.
  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 90g butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 220ml buttermilk
  • 50g sultanas
  • zest of 1/2 orange