Raisin Free Scones

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Classic scones are studded with raisins, but they can be enjoyed without the fruit. Serve them fresh out the oven and smeared with a healthy helping of strawberry jam and double cream.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 12 servings

2 eggs
75g cold butter
1 tsp baking powder
160ml milk
50g granulated sugar
Strawberry jam (optional)
Clotted/whipped double cream (optional)

Required ingredients

Add the baking powder to the flour.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk using a fork.

Cube the butter.

Rub the butter to the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the milk and all but 1 tablespoon of the whisked eggs and mix together using a spatula.

Place the dough onto a floured surface, being careful not to over work it, and roll it into a 2cm thick rectangle.

Using a cookie-cutter, or a small ramekin press out 12 circles.

Place each 'scone circle' onto a greased baking tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes (no more) at 160 degrees/gas mark 3.

They should turn out slightly golden and crumbly-looking.

Place scones on a wire rack to cool.

Serve with a dollop of strawberry jam, homemade is best and an equal portion of cream.

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