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The Christmas Scone

This is just a rich scone with a little Christmas cheer. The story is that the Scone is meant to signify ” The Stone of Destiny ” where the former Kings of Scotland were crowned at Scone in Perthshire.

300g Self Raising Flour ( Sifted)
½ T/Spoon baking Powder
75g Cubed Butter
50g Caster Sugar
1 Egg
100ml Milk
50g Sweet Mincemeat Mix

Recipe for Mincemeat.

225g/8oz vegetarian suet
225g/8oz Bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped
125g/4oz candied peel, chopped
225g/8oz sultanas
225g/8oz raisins
225g/8oz currants
175g/6oz demerara sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
1 orange, zest and juice
60ml/2fl oz brandy

Pre-Heat the oven to 200 C
In a large bowl add the flour, sugar , baking powder and cubed butter, rub through your fingers till crumbly. In another bowl break the egg and beat then add the milk and mix well. Make a hole in the flour and slowly add your milk mix mixing with your hands till a soft dough is achieved, mix in the sultanas, allow to rest for 10 minutes. Now roll out onto a floured surface and cut out your shapes, place on a tray with baking parchment and bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling wire, allow to cool slightly. Serve with butter and whipped cream.

As an alternative to a bakewell tart replace the jam with some of the mincemeat mix.

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