Sultana scones recipe
- 3 cups self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 100g butter, melted
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup sultanas
- milk, for glazing
Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
In a bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in the sugar.
Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the butter and milk. Stir together gently until a dough forms.
Dust some extra flour onto your work surface, turn out the dough and gently knead 2-3 times to just bring it together.
Roll the dough into a 2 cm thick round.
Use a scone cutter dipped in flour to make scone shapes and place them on the tray, keeping the scones close together. Cover the scones with a tea towel and set them aside to rest for 10-20 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced.
Brush the scone tops with milk and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked and golden-brown. Serve warm or cold, alone or with butter or jam and cream.
- Do not overwork the dough or you will get tough scones; gentle kneading for a minute or two is all that's necessary.
- Flour your work surface well before rolling the dough and dust your cutter well between scones to prevent the dough from sticking.
- Allowing the scones to just touch while cooking will keep them moist and help them to rise in the oven.
- The secret to this recipe is the resting time. If you skip this step you'll be making rock cakes rather than scones.
- This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.