Raspberry and white chocolate scones

04 April 2018

Tangy raspberries and rich white chocolate make these scones ideal for a decadent afternoon tea.

Cooking time

18-20 minutes

Makes

10



Ingredients

  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g salted butter, cubed
  • 125g fresh raspberries
  • 125g white chocolate drops
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150–180ml milk
  • Icing sugar to dust

Method

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.

Sift the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl, add the butter and rub in until it resembles fine crumbs. Add the raspberries and chocolate drops and mix briefly to distribute them evenly.

Make a well in the centre of the mixture, add the eggs and then gradually pour in the milk; add just enough milk to make a damp dough – it should not be wet or sloppy.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 4cm thick. Stamp out using an 8cm round fluted cutter and place on the baking sheet. Gently knead the trimmings together, re-roll and stamp out more rounds.

Bake for 18–20 minutes or until springy to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Before serving, dust with icing sugar. Alternatively, melt some extra white chocolate to drizzle over the top.

The National Trust Book of Scones

National Trust Book of Scones by Sarah Clelland (National Trust Books) - £9.99 - available at shop.nationaltrust.org.uk (ACE Best Product Award winner)

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