Pear & Almond scones

Serves
12 scones
Cook time
15-20 mins
Prep time
15 mins

BENEFIT

These delicious scones are perfect for a sweet treat. They are lower in fat than most shop bought scones and the added pears and almonds boost the nutritional content.

Ingredients

  • 400g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2g salt (pinch)
  • 70g low-fat spread
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 3 pears (medium, peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence
  • 10g flaked almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C for fan oven).
  2. Sieve the flour in a bowl with the baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Rub in the low fat spread with your fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Mix through the chopped pear.
  5. Whisk the egg and buttermilk in a bowl and add in the almond essence.
  6. Pour slowly into the flour mixture, leaving a small amount for glazing.
  7. Bring together the ingredients in the bowl with your hand.
  8. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and bring together in a ball, kneading very gently and adding more flour if sticking.
  9. Roll the dough out to 3-4cm thickness.
  10. Cut with a scone cutter or with a sharp knife.
  11. Place on a floured baking tray, brush the top with the remaining liquid and sprinkle some flaked almonds on each scone.
  12. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until risen and golden.

 

BENEFIT

These delicious scones are perfect for a sweet treat. They are lower in fat than most shop bought scones and the added pears and almonds boost the nutritional content.