Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Nectarine Scones

"Nectarines?" I hear you ask.
They are a slightly random fruit to pop into a scone I know. I saw them on the Food Network, obviously, but I couldn't find a recipe so I just improvised and they turned out pretty great!

I find that scones can be pretty heavy and carby sometimes but the nectarines really added a freshness. Really lovely for breakfast or to take to work for your coffee break (like I did)

Heres how you go about making them...

What you need:

70g butter at room temp
250g plain flour
50g caster sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
125 ml milk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
A little egg or milk for glazing
A punnet of nectarines

What you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 220 C and then lightly grease a baking tin and line with baking paper.

In a nice big bowl, mix up the dry ingredients and then using your hands crumble the butter into the mixture until it looks like sand. Now still using your hands fold in the milk, eggs and vanilla extract.

Do not mix too much! It takes the air out. You've been warned.

Now sprinkle in your chopped up nectarines (skin on). Pop in as many as you like, depending on how much fruit you like.

Once its all mixed up, separate the mixture into balls and place on the baking paper. Leave a little room between them for when they expand.

Now brush them with a little milk or a beaten egg to give them a nice shine.

Now bake in the oven for 15-18 mins until golden brown.

Serve them warm...mmmmm


The basic scone recipe was from the lovely Angel Adore
You can buy her book too, The Vintage Tea Party. Its great.

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