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Blueberry & Vanilla Scones


Blueberry & Vanilla Scones

Makes 8

Serve the warm scones with a dollop of clotted/freshly whipped cream and the vanilla strawberries

Ingredients:

225g self-raising flour

Small pinch of fine salt

½ tsp baking powder

50g caster sugar, plus 1 tsp for sprinkling

75g unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature

75g fresh blueberries

2 tbsp soured cream

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla essence

 

Method:

Heat the oven to 200C.

Sift the flour and baking powder in to a large bowl, then stir in the salt and sugar. Add the butter and using your fingertips, rub in to the flour until it resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the blueberries.

In a jug, whisk together the soured cream, egg and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and mix with a round bladed knife, then bring together the mixture with your hands to form a soft dough. It’s important not to over-mix or knead the dough to keep the scones light.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 2 cm thick and cut out 8 rounds using a 6cm round cutter. Transfer to a lightly greased baking tray. Brush the tops with a little beaten egg and sprinkle with caster sugar.

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden. Transfer to a cooling rack.

Meanwhile, put the strawberries in a bowl. In a small pan, gently heat the sugar, vanilla essence together with 1-2 tbsp water, until the sugar has dissolved, then simmer for 2 minutes until syrupy. Pour over the strawberries, toss and leave to cool until ready to serve.

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About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights Facebook@www.facebook.com/capemalaycooking https://capemalaycooking.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/CapeMalayCooks www.youtube.com/capemalaycooking

Posted on 02/07/2011, in Ramadan, Scones and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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