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Pimm’s Cream Scones

Prep

15 min

Bake

15 mins

Serves

8 to 10

Difficulty

Medium

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What says summer more than the heavenly combination of Pimm’s and strawberries on home-made scones?

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Golden Caster

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 220˚C / 200˚C fan oven / Gas Mark 7. Measure the milk out into a microwave proof jug and microwave for 30 seconds or until just warm. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice, stir and set aside to thicken a little. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large Mason Cash bowl and add the butter.

Step 2

Rub the butter into the flour using just your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the Golden Caster Sugar. Add the thickened milk and bring the mixture together with a metal spoon. Tip the mixture out on to a lightly floured surface and bring together lightly with your hands.

Step 3

Shape into a circle and lightly roll out until 3cm thick. Cut out 7cm round scones with a plain cutter. Place on a baking sheet and brush the tops lightly with the beaten egg. Bake for 10- 15 minutes until golden and risen. Cool on a wire rack.

TOP TIP

The scone dough should be soft and slightly sticky. To ensure the scones rise well, dip the cutter into the flour bag to ensure a ‘clean’ cut that doesn't flatten the dough. Also, make sure you don’t brush egg wash on the sides of the scone as this will prevent them from rising.

Step 4

To make the filling, place the mascarpone, Golden Caster Sugar, Pimm’s and cream in a medium bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon until smooth and well combined. To serve the scones, split in half and spread the base with the flavoured mascarpone. Top with strawberries and serve straight away.

Ingredients – 9 items

Serving

1

For the Scones

Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar

50 g
Milk

Milk

175 ml
Vanilla

Vanilla extract

1 tsp
Lemon-juice

Lemon juice

1 tsp
Flour

Self raising flour

350 g
Baking-powder

Baking powder

1 tsp
Butter

Butter

Chilled, cubed

85 g
Eggs

Large eggs

Beaten

1
Strawberries

Strawberries

Hulled and halved

150 g

For the filling

Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar

25 g

Mascarpone cheese

125 g

Pimm’s

1 1/2 tbsp
Cream

Double cream

2 tbsp

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