Fruit scones

Fruit scones: Teatime bite. Image: Adobe.

Fruit scones – The anytime snack that never disappoints

Teatime has just become better than ever before with these appetising fruit scones.

Fruit scones

Fruit scones: Teatime bite. Image: Adobe.

There is something so charming about a freshly baked scone steaming with flavour from the oven. Slicing a warm scone and slathering a knob of butter is enough to give anyone an appetite. These fruit scones are slightly sweet and endowed with raisins. They have a slightly sweet and savoury taste at the same time.

Although teatime is traditionally observed around 11 am, knowing that there are some fruit scones may encourage you to start teatime a bit earlier. And you may even be tempted to have a second teatime in the afternoon. These fruit scones are really that delicious.

This recipe was developed by Paula Stakelum, the Executive Pastry Chef at Ashford Castle in Ireland, which is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Paula usually prepares these fruit scones for teatime and they are loved by guests and staff alike.

Recreate these delectable bites for your family. This recipe will produce 10 – 12 scones. Maybe double up the recipe so that you can save some extra for the following day.

Fruit scones recipe

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 450 g flour or similar (white bread flour)

  • 96 g salted butter (softened to room temp)

  • 15 g baking powder

  • 80 g castor sugar

  • 140 g raisins (soaked using 5 ml of apple juice)

  • 1 egg

  • 220 ml buttermilk


  • Place the plain flour, baking powder, castor sugar and softened butter (not liquid) into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients until all the butter is combined.
  • Strain the raisins to remove the excess juice.
  • Add the raisins, eggs and then the buttermilk to the mixture.
  • Mix until all is well combined.
  • Roll out the mixture until it is roughly an 18 mm thickness.
  • Cut with a 55” cutter (you can use the rim of a standard glass if you don’t have a cutter).
  • Bake at 170℃ for 15 – 20 minutes.


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