Easy Fruit Scones

Easy Fruit Scones
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A good scone and a hot cup of tea is a recipe for a happy day. But a good scone is hard to find. The fine ones, are moist on the inside and golden crusty on the outside. Airy, flavorful and tender! If you find yourself craving for one, try your hands at these Easy Fruit Scones.

 

Tea time Fruit Scone

 

I have a tendency to hoard on chocolate, dried fruits, sprinkles and all kinds of crockery. Because I need them for my baking and photography experiments. This huge box of candied fruit had been sitting in my refrigerator for more than a month. I had been contemplating what to make with them.

There is a lovely recipe for Fruitcake Biscotti on the blog. And there are a couple of fruit cakes here too. My other favorite tea-time treat, the Tutti Fruity Cake is a fairly simple buttery vanilla cake with lots of fruits and nuts in each bite. But since I wanted something fancy, I settled in for these Easy Fruit Scones. The recipe is very simple and you can’t really goof it up.

 

Round Fruit Scones with jam and butter

 

Round and Triangle Fruit Scones

Certain tips to keep in mind, when making any kind of scones:

Unlike cakes, scones are always made with cold refrigerated ingredients. Cold ingredients ensure that the final scone is flaky and rises higher. Just like with cookies, using room temperature butter can cause spreading.

Double sifting the flour and baking powder makes scones airy and allows them to gain a good height.

When making scones, don’t knead and work the dough too much or else the gluten will tighten up.

Scones need to be baked carefully, just until the outside is golden. If baked any longer, they are tough and dry.

 

Fruit Scones with simple sugar glaze

 

Round Fruit Scones with jam and butter

 

These Easy Fruit Scones stand perfect on all accounts. I made these over the weekend and everyone loved them. Both my siblings had a hard time waiting to eat these while I finished with my photography. I made both round and triangular scones. The round ones were a favorite with all. We ate them like sandwich cookies, with lots of cream and jam filled in between.

 

Easy Fruit Scones

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy Fruit Scones

Ingredients

    For Scones
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (and little more to work the dough)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cold grated unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup mixed dried candied fruits
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted cashews
  • For Sugar Glaze
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200C or 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Double sift the mixture to make it airy and well combined. Mix in sugar.
  3. Add the grated butter and with a fork, cut the butter in. You can use your hands to knead it in. Some small clumps can remain.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with the vanilla and sour cream.
  5. Pour wet mixture over dry and combine everything together with a spatula. Don’t overmix, just bring the dough together. Fold in the fruit and cashews.
  6. Sprinkle some flour over a clean kitchen counter and lightly coat hands too. Turn the dough onto the floured surface and divide into two large rounds.
  7. Assemble the first dough into a round with hands and cut into neat wedges. Dip the knife into flour between each cut.
  8. Roll and press the second dough with hands upto 2.5 centimetres thickness and then cut small rounds using a cookie cutter. Dip the cutter in flour between each cut.
  9. Using a spatula transfer them onto the prepared baking sheet and keep at least 2 inches apart from each other.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until scones are lightly golden and cooked through. Allow them to cool on baking tray before removing.
  11. Make the glaze by mixing the sugar and cream until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the scones and serve them with jam and butter.

Notes

You can use milk or eggwash to brush the tops of the scones before baking. It gives them a beautiful color.

http://theloveofcakes.com/easy-fruit-scones/

 

Fruit Scones made with chopped candied fruit

 

Fruit Scones with dried fruits and nuts

 

The Easy Fruit Scones make for a great winter breakfast or a lovely snack with your evening tea. They are only mildly sweet and hence love a good splashing of jam on them. What are your favorite kind of scones? Sweet or savoury?

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54 Comments

  1. I love taking scones to share with my girlfriends when we meet every other week. These look perfect—I’ve never used sour cream in mine, so I can’t wait to try these 🙂

  2. Such a beautiful share D… Love the way u shot the pics❤ and the scones…. an absolute delight to the senses… 🔝🔝

  3. Your description of the perfect scone is excellent, Deepika! They need to be nice and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It’s been a while since I’ve made scones, and I should try this one out. I love the tutti frutti twist here! Kinda like fruitcake…but way better! 🙂 I would have had a hard time waiting to grab one of these, too!

  4. Deepika, I love your photos of these scones – they look so appetizing, and just perfect in texture! I just love a good scone, and you’re right, they are hard to find! Will pin with the hopes of making them soon!

  5. Scones are my favorite Deepika. I just made a batch myself. I love the fruit in these. They look yummy!

    1. Thank you Tracy💖 I love mine with chocolate chips or some dried fruit! But I will try them without anything next time too!

  6. These look delicious and are a huge memory of home for me, my mum and grandma bake amazing scones! You’ve reminded me that it’s been a while since I made any. I love that you used mixed fruits, it makes them look more exciting! I would never have thought of using candies fruits in scones!

    1. Thank you so much Kay😍 Family tested recipes are treasures! I hope you make them soon and put up the recipe on your blog for us to try too!

  7. Hello Deepika….! Really this fruit scones….amazing and must this more easy to make, and its looks soo good & yummy, I will try to making this scones with a hot cup of tea….Thanks for sharing

  8. The scones look scrumptious Deepika!! I have never tried these using sour cream. I am trying to eat these in my head, imagining how beautiful their texture must be! Thanks for this lovely share. <3

    1. And it’s so difficult to find the good ones! It’s better to bake some at home :).Thanks for the love Carlee 😍

  9. We have similar ideas for what makes a happy day :). There’s nothing better than a cup of tea and some buttery pastry right? These scones look AMAZING and I’d love to be eating one with my tea this morning. . .maybe I’ll get around to it on Saturday! Have a great weekend, my dear!

    1. Thank you so much Kelsie😍😍! Tea and a buttery pastry sound amazing! I hope your week is off to a great start😘

  10. Scones and tea make such a yummy and relaxing treat. And using the fruit in the scones sound so yummy. These look so perfect and delicious and I absolutely loooove your pictures of this post, it looks so good 🙂

  11. I love a good scone with a cup of coffee! Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Sadly, I’ve never made them myself. Thanks for all the helpful tips Deepika! I’m definitely adding these to the baking list! Happy weekend!

  12. Love that you have loaded these scones with so much fruit Deepika!They look and sound delicious and like you said…”a recipe for a happy day”! Especially with cream and jam. You’re absolutely right…they need to be handled oh so gently!After seeing your beautiful captures, I’m tempted to run and bake some:)

    1. And I am sure if you bake some scones, they would turn out to be the best and most amazing ones! Your baking skills are spot on💖 Thanks for the love Divya😍

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