For the love of Scones…

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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:

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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

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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. 

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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. IMG_1331

Hope You have a Happy Birthday Mum and as always…

Enjoy…

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8 thoughts on “For the love of Scones…

  1. I just had to come by and say hello! Your scones looked, sounded and I bet tasted amazing! i will give them a go next weekend! I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing… Liz x

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