Hi everyone, I hope you enjoy today’s post.
Today I’m baking with fruits, based on a recipe I saw on the British Heart Foundation website. I’m not a massive fan of cooked fruit to be honest, so this was a little different for me but something I still liked to bake. I do enjoy apple crumble and that’s about it when it comes to fresh fruit in baking, but when I do have a crumble I’m one of those who prefers more crumble than apple. For a healthier version you could use wholemeal flour which I didn’t have at the time.
Traditionally scones are eaten with jam and clotted cream, a perfect British treat alongside a cup of tea. This recipe is great because they are nicely spiced from the cinnamon and you get a slight sweetness from the strawberries. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin K and C, helping the body to heal and keeping the cells healthy, also a great fruit to add towards your 5 a day.
Recipe: Strawberry scones (makes 2)
67g self raising flour
1/3 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp ground cinnamon
8g caster sugar
40g fresh strawberries, sliced
2 tbsp milk, plus extra for glazing the top.
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 7 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Mix the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl, rub in the butter with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Next stir in the sugar, strawberries and milk until it forms a soft, sticky dough.
- You may want to add a little more flour at this point, but on a lightly floured surface knead out the dough for a couple of minutes and divide into 2 portions.
- Shape into a circle, place on the baking tray and brush with milk.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and place on a wire rack to cool down before eating.
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This recipe was inspired from https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/support/healthy-living/healthy-eating/recipe-finder/fresh-strawberry-scones