Eva and I made these little beauties for afternoon tea this Saturday and they went down a storm. They are virtually fool proof and, whilst we opted for a quirky filling, you could add anything to the basic recipe really. I’ve even made a savoury version using cheese and crispy bacon too. Delicious!
Some pictures of our morning, and the recipe too!
Pear and Fudge Scones
1lb self raising flour
pinch baking powder
2oz caster sugar
4oz butter, diced
1 egg, lightly beaten
100ml double cream
1 tin pear quarters, diced
1 packet fudge pieces
1 egg, beaten, to glaze
Golden Cow Softer, to serve
Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan assisted)
Grease baking trays (We used Golden Cow Softer, which is blended with a touch of rapeseed oil and is spreadable straight from the fridge. No more waiting for it to soften!)
Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in sugar.
Using fingertips lightly work in butter until mixture resembles dry breadcrumbs. (For speed we use the dough hook on our Kitchen Aid and pop all the ingredients in together!)
Add egg, cream and milk. Mix well until a soft, doughy texture. Add fudge pieces and gently mix again.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll until approx 2.5cm thick. Place pear pieces in the centre, fold over corners towards the middle to ‘tuck in’ the pears. Turn the whole thing over and roll out again. Cut out and place on a greased baking tray. Brush tops with egg glaze.
Bake for 15-20mins, turning trays half way through.
Enjoy with lashings of Golden Cow Softer on top!
The guys at Golden Cow and Belfast Cookery School are running a competition to find Northern Ireland’s best local scone recipe (Eva is raging we can’t enter! 😉 ) It’s open to all amateur bakers and foodies and the winner will receive a voucher for Belfast Cookery School, as well as an overnight stay for two at the luxurious Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast and a hamper of goodies. You can find out all the details in this post. It’s so simple to enter!
Also, keep an eye on my Instagram later this week for an exciting giveaway, in association with Golden Cow and Belfast Cookery School too!
** This post is sponsored by Golden Cow, but all recipes, images and love of baked goods entirely our own. 🙂 **