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Hot Cross Scones

ACT Nutrition Support Service » Recipes » Hot Cross Scones

Hot Cross Scones

Makes 8

Ingredients
¾ cup self-raising flour
¾ cup wholemeal self-raising flour
4 tablespoons margarine, softened
¼ cup light brown sugar
⅓ cup sultanas
¼ cup mixed peel
½ teaspoon ground mixed spice
1 large egg, beaten
3 tablespoons buttermilk, plus extra for brushing
⅓ cup plain flour

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C. 
  2. Sift the self-raising flours into a large bowl; rub in the margarine with your fingertips. Stir in the brown sugar, sultanas, peel and spice.
  3. In a jug, beat together the egg and buttermilk. Pour into the flour mixture and bring together to make a soft dough.
  4. Lightly dust a work surface with extra flour, then roll out the dough to 2cm. Use a 4cm cutter to make rounds. 
  5. Re-roll the trimmings and repeat to make more. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet.
  6. Mix together the plain flour and 1-2 tablespoons of water and knead to make a smooth dough. Roll out, cut into thin strips and put a cross on top of each scone. 
  7. Brush with extra milk, then bake for 15 minutes, until well risen and golden.
This recipe meets the GREEN criteria in the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines.