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Classic scones with strawberries & cream

Classic scones with strawberries & cream

They may be perfect for a hot summer's day, but don't let that stop you from making them year-round, whenever you can get your hands on strawberries!

  • Preparation: 5 mins
  • Cooking: 15 mins
  • Serves: 8

What you need:

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 55g butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 400g punnet Sweet Eve strawberries
  • Clotted or whipped cream to serve

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter to form breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar and then add the milk a bit at a time until a soft dough forms.
  4. Turn on to a floured surface and knead gently. Roll out to a depth of about 2cm. Using a 5cm cutter, stamp out rounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. Gently knead any remaining dough together, roll out and cut more scones. Continue until all the dough is used.
  5. Using a pastry brush, lightly cover each scone with the beaten egg. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.
  6. Meanwhile, slice the Sweet Eve strawberries and set aside.
  7. When the scones are ready, cool on a wire rack, then split and spread on a thick layer of cream. Top with slices of Sweet Eve strawberries.

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Sweet Eve Strawberries

Sweet Eve Strawberries

Sweet, juicy and plump, British strawberries are undeniably the taste of a good summer. Sweet Eve is a new variety of British strawberry. Packed with sweetness and flavour Sweet Eve is in season from June until October and it tastes like strawberries used to taste.

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