Fate Fruit Scones

These Scones are perfect to serve as part of a traditional afternoon tea, as a snack or pudding, or to take in a lunch or picnic box. This recipe makes about 6. They freeze perfectly.


INGREDIENTS

200g Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix

50g butter or block margarine pinch salt 30g caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 100g mixed dried fruit 150mls water

A little extra Fate All Purpose Mix to shape



Preheat the oven Gas Mark 7. 220C. 425F

Place the Fate Low Protein All-Purpose Mix into a bowl. Rub in the butter or margarine. Stir in the salt, sugar, baking powder and dried fruit. Add all the water and stir well, using a metal spoon, for about 30 seconds. The mixture will be very soft, but leave it for about 2-3 mins and it will thicken.

Turn the mixture onto a work surface lightly dusted with Fate All Purpose mix. You do not have to knead the mixture at all. Just dip your hands in a little extra Fate All Purpose Mix, and gently pat the scone mixture into a piece about 3-4 cms thick. Do not pat the mixture out too thinly.

Cut into 6 rough squares or use a biscuit cutter and cut into 6 rounds. Place onto a greased baking tray, and bake for about 12-15 mins until risen and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.