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Hot Cross Scones

ACT Nutrition Support Service » Recipes » Hot Cross Scones

Hot Cross Scones

Makes 8

Ingredients
¾ cup self-raising flour
¾ cup wholemeal self-raising flour
4 tablespoons margarine, softened
¼ cup light brown sugar
⅓ cup sultanas
¼ cup mixed peel
½ teaspoon ground mixed spice
1 large egg, beaten
3 tablespoons buttermilk, plus extra for brushing
⅓ cup plain flour

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C. 
  2. Sift the self-raising flours into a large bowl; rub in the margarine with your fingertips. Stir in the brown sugar, sultanas, peel and spice.
  3. In a jug, beat together the egg and buttermilk. Pour into the flour mixture and bring together to make a soft dough.
  4. Lightly dust a work surface with extra flour, then roll out the dough to 2cm. Use a 4cm cutter to make rounds. 
  5. Re-roll the trimmings and repeat to make more. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet.
  6. Mix together the plain flour and 1-2 tablespoons of water and knead to make a smooth dough. Roll out, cut into thin strips and put a cross on top of each scone. 
  7. Brush with extra milk, then bake for 15 minutes, until well risen and golden.

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