Prune & almond scones
- Preparation and cooking time
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- Serves 6
Spruce up your scones with prune and almond for a different take on an afternoon tea classic. Perfect for picnics or whenever you fancy a sweet treat
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour, salt and butter in a food processor and pulse until you can’t feel any lumps of butter (or rub in any remaining lumps with your fingers).
- STEP 2
Halve and stone 100g prunes and add them to the pulsed dry flour mixture along with 40g chopped flaked almonds. Add a few drops vanilla extract to the buttermilk before combining with the flour mixture.
- STEP 3
Use a knife to quickly combine everything together to form a dough – stop when it has just combined and don’t overmix it.
- STEP 4
Tip the dough onto a floured surface and lightly bring it together with your hands a couple of times. Press out gently until about 4cm thick, then stamp out 6-7cm rounds
or cut into squares or triangles (pat the dough into a neat rectangle first to ensure straight edges). Re-shape any trimmings until all the dough is used. Brush the tops with a beaten egg before baking. Spread out on a lightly floured baking sheet and bake for 10-12 mins or until well risen and golden.