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Fruit Scone Recipe UK

Course scone, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Fruit Scone Recipe UK
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Nicola Turner
Cost 1.5


  • 350 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 85 g cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 170 ml whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 100 g raisins and sultanas
  • 1 egg


  • Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees Celcius
  • Add flour, sugar, and baking powder to a large bowl
  • Cut the butter up into cubes and rub it into the flour mixture until a fine breadcrumb-like consistency is reached
  • Combine the milk and vanilla into a small bowl and microwave for 10 seconds
  • Add the lemon juice to the milk and vanilla then stir and set aside for a few minutes
  • Place a non-stick baking tray in the oven for a few minutes to warm
  • Add the dried fruit of choice and the milk mixture to the centre of the dried mixture and combine gently without over mixing - the scone mixture will seem wet but it is exactly how it should be
  • Lightly flour the work surface and tip the fruit scone mixture out onto it then push together carefully (around 5cm think)
  • Use a cookie cutter or large glass (5cm) to cut the scones into shape then place in the pre0heated baking tray
  • Crack the egg into a cup and beat gently then brush over the top of all of the scones
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until beautifully golden brown
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes and smoother with butter and jam


Note - you can freeze the scones when cooled and enjoy them at a later date buy popping them in the oven for a few minutes to give them that just-baked taste