Scones. Looking for the perfect afternoon teat treat? These delightfully soft, warming Scones with lashings of Fresh Raspberry Jam are sure to be a hit next time you have visitors.
300g frozen raspberries, thawed
1 cup caster sugar
1½ cups self-raising flour
60g butter, roughly chopped, chilled
1¼ cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
milk (extra), to brush scones
thick clotted cream, to serve
1 To make jam, put raspberries and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved and mixture comes to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Spoon into an airtight container.
2 Preheat oven to 200C. Lightly grease a 30cm x 20cm lamington pan. Sift flour into a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add milk and vanilla and, using a flat-edged knife, stir until just combined.
3 Turn dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead lightly and quickly into a 3cm-thick round. (Do not overwork mixture or the scones will be tough and heavy.) Using a 5cm round scone/biscuit cutter, cut 12 scones from dough.
4 Put scones in prepared pan closely beside each other. Brush with milk. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and scones sound hollow when tapped. Serve these Scones with Fresh Raspberry Jam and cream.
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