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Buttermilk Scones with Pimms Marinated Strawberries

Buttermilk Scones with Pimms Marinated Strawberries
Preparation time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
25 minutes

What could be better than topping a buttermilk scone with whipped cream and Pimms marinated strawberries? Once you try this recipe it is a complete game-changer! Shane’s recipe is perfect for bringing the ultimate summer flavours into your afternoon tea. This recipe uses orange zest and juice to add a fresh zing to these sweet treats!

  • Ingredients

    For the scones:
    • 450g self-raising flour
    • 85g caster sugar
    • pinch salt
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 120g butter
    • 1 medium egg
    • 220ml buttermilk
    For the egg wash:
    • 1 egg, beaten
    For the Pimms strawberries:
    • 80ml Pimms
    • 2 tbsp caster sugar
    • 500g sliced strawberries
    • zest of 1 medium orange
    • 3 medium oranges, segmented & juiced
    • 15 mint leaves chopped
    • 250ml single cream, whipped
  • Method

    For the scones:
    • Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4/350F
    • Into your Kenwood mixing bowl, fitted with the kBeater add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix.
    • To this add the butter and mix slowly until you are left with a texture that resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    • Add the egg and buttermilk, mix.
    • Once a soft dough is reached, turn out onto a floured work surface. Try not to over mix at this point.
    • Roll out so the mix is roughly 2 inches thick.
    • Dip a 5cm round scone cutter in flour and cut out 12 scones trying to use as much of the dough as possible.
    • Place these scones on a lined baking tray and egg wash the top.
    • Pop into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
    • Once the scones are baked, remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.
    For the Pimms strawberries:
    • To a medium-sized bowl, add the Pimms, caster sugar, cut strawberries, orange juice, zest, segments and chopped mint.
    • Mix well and keep chilled until needed.
    To serve:
    • Cut your scones in half, spoon on some cream and top with the Pimms marinated strawberries & enjoy.

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