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Blueberry and lemon curd scones

15 AUGUST 2013
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Makes about 10
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 12 minutes

Ingredients


300 g self- raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
75 g butter, cut into small squares
50 g caster sugar
100 g blueberries
3 tablespoons The English Provender Co. Luxury Lemon Curd
3 tablespoons The English Provender Co. Royal Blueberry Curd
150 ml milk, plus extra for brushing

To serve

Clotted cream
The English Provender Co. Luxury Lemon Curd

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, Gas Mark 6. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl then rub in the butter, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

2. Stir in the sugar and blueberries and mix well. Whisk together the milk and lemon curd and gently stir into the breadcrumb mixture, with a rounded knife until the mixture is a soft dough and comes together in a ball.

3. Gently knead on a lightly floured surface to remove any cracks. Roll out to 2 cm thickness, then using a 6 cm fluted pastry cutter, cut into rounds. Gather up any spare bits of dough and knead lightly, roll out and make more scones

4. Place on a baking tray, spacing them a little apart, brush the tops with milk and cook for 10-12 minutes, until risen and golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack.

5. Delicious served warm or cold, split in half and top with clotted cream and lemon curd.

Cook's tip: Handle the dough as little as possible or it will become tough. Any remaining scones can be stored in an airtight container for two to three days - just reheat in the oven.

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