Joining in the fun with Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and making scones to celebrate International Scone Week.
These little beauties are an adaptation of a scone recipe I use very often. All I’ve done is substitute some of the ingredients for flavours my Mum loves (it is her birthday today after all), and regular readers know how I love to play with recipes.
So here’s some Fig, Ginger and Pomegranate Scones:
1/2 cup dried fig – chopped
1/4 cup glacé ginger – chopped
2 cups self raising flour
2 tsp ground ginger (put in less if you don’t like your scones too spicy)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 Tblsp pomegranate molasses (you can buy this in just about every supermarket these days)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cream
Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt In a medium bowl. Add the dates and ginger and stir to combine.
Heat the milk, cream and pomegranate molasses gently until well combined. (Mine curdled a little at this stage but it didn’t affect the end product). Add to the flour and fruit mixture and mix with a flat bladed knife to form a soft. Don’t over mix or you”ll end up with a tough scone.
Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and press out to 2 cm thickness.
Cut into rounds using a 5 cm cutter. Place on a baking paper lined baking tray. Brush lightly with a little extra cream and bake in a pre-heated 210oC oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
Hope You have a Happy Birthday Mum and as always…