Baking Classics: Mary Berry Fruit Scones Recipe

If you’re in the mood for a quintessential British tea-time treat, Mary Berry’s fruit scones are the answer. These scones are a delightful combination of tender and buttery goodness. They’re incredibly easy to whip up. You can top them with strawberry jam or luscious clotted cream. Also you can enjoy them plain with a nice cup of tea. Whatever way you prefer, these scones are a versatile classic that never goes out of style.

How to Make Mary Berry Fruit Scones Recipe Overview:

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serving Quantity: Makes approximately 12 scones

Tools and Equipment:

  1. Mixing Bowl
  2. Pastry Blender or Fork
  3. Rolling Pin
  4. 6 cm (2.5 inches) Round Cookie Cutter
  5. Baking Tray
  6. Baking Paper
  7. Pastry Brush

Ingredients:

  • Egg : 3 ( free-range )
  • caster sugar : 65g
  • Flour : 550g ( self-raising )
  • Baking Powder : 2 1/2 tsp
  • Butter : 140g ( softened, cut into small pieces )
  • Sultanas : optional ( a handful of )
  • Milk : A splash of milk  (for glazing)

Ingredients for serving:

  • Clotted cream
  • Strawberry jam

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C  or 425°F.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and sift the self-raising flour to the bowl. Add baking powder and caster sugar in the bowl. Now mix well.
  3. Add the pieces of softened butter to the dry mixture. Using a pastry blender or a fork, gently work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Take a separate bowl for egg beating. Crack the eggs and beat them lightly. Then, gradually add them to the breadcrumb-like mixture. Stir until it starts coming together.
  5. If you’re using sultanas for that fruity twist, now is the time to add them. Mix them into the dough evenly.
  6. Lightly flour your work surface and turn the dough out onto it. Gently knead it until it forms a smooth ball. Be careful not to overwork the dough; you want it just combined.
  7. Roll the dough out to about 2 cm  thickness using a floured rolling pin.
  8. Using a 6 cm  round cookie cutter, cut out scones from the dough. Press down firmly and avoid twisting the cutter, as this helps the scones rise evenly.
  9. Place the scones on a baking tray. Don’t forget to line your baking tray with baking paper. leaving a bit of space between each scone.
  10. Lightly brush the tops of the scones with a splash of milk to give them that beautiful golden finish.
  11. Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. Check if the scones have risen and turned a lovely golden brown.
  12. Once baking is done, transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm with strawberry jam and clotted cream, and enjoy!

Nutritional Value (Per Serving):

Calories: 235 kcal

Carbohydrates: 31g

Protein: 5g

Fat: 10g

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 6g

FAQs:

Can I make these scones in advance?

Absolutely! You can make the scone dough and cut them out, then freeze them. When you’re ready to bake simply put them in the oven straight from the freezer. Add a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Can I replace sultanas with other fruits or nuts?

Of course! You can get creative and use any other dry fruits. Choose from raisins, currants, cranberries. Or you can also go for chopped nuts like almonds or walnuts for added texture and flavor.

Can I make these scones gluten-free?

You can adapt the recipe to make gluten-free scones. Substitute the self-raising flour with a gluten-free self-raising flour. Make sure your baking powder is gluten-free as well. The taste and texture might vary slightly. But you can still enjoy these scones if you have dietary restrictions.

Do I have to use clotted cream and strawberry jam?

Traditionalists would say yes, but feel free to use your favorite toppings. Some people love scones with lemon curd or honey, so explore and find your personal favorite!

How can I store leftover scones?

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. It will be fresh for up to two days. To enjoy them longer, free

Conclusion

Mary Berry’s fruit scones are a delightful treat that’s perfect for any tea-time gathering or when you’re simply craving a taste of British baking tradition. Whether you enjoy them plain or adorned with your favorite toppings, these scones are sure to please. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to savor the warm, buttery goodness of homemade scones!

fruit scones Recipe mary berry

Fruit scones Recipe Mary Berry

Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12 Pieces

Ingredients
  

  • Egg : 3 free-range
  • caster sugar : 65g
  • Flour : 550g self-raising
  • Baking Powder : 2 1/2 tsp
  • Butter : 140g softened, cut into small pieces
  • Sultanas : optional a handful of
  • Milk : A splash of milk for glazing

Ingredients for serving:

  • Clotted cream
  • Strawberry jam

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 220°C or 425°F.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and sift the self-raising flour to the bowl. Add baking powder and caster sugar in the bowl. Now mix well.
  • Add the pieces of softened butter to the dry mixture. Using a pastry blender or a fork, gently work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Take a separate bowl for egg beating. Crack the eggs and beat them lightly. Then, gradually add them to the breadcrumb-like mixture. Stir until it starts coming together.
  • If you’re using sultanas for that fruity twist, now is the time to add them. Mix them into the dough evenly.
  • Lightly flour your work surface and turn the dough out onto it. Gently knead it until it forms a smooth ball. Be careful not to overwork the dough; you want it just combined.
  • Roll the dough out to about 2 cm thickness using a floured rolling pin.
  • Using a 6 cm round cookie cutter, cut out scones from the dough. Press down firmly and avoid twisting the cutter, as this helps the scones rise evenly.
  • Place the scones on a baking tray. Don’t forget to line your baking tray with baking paper. leaving a bit of space between each scone.
  • Lightly brush the tops of the scones with a splash of milk to give them that beautiful golden finish.
  • Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. Check if the scones have risen and turned a lovely golden brown.
  • Once baking is done, transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm with strawberry jam and clotted cream, and enjoy!
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