Slimmers scones

    30 min

    This is the best recipe for scones as there is no sugar and you can use margarine instead of butter. It makes nice big scones that taste great and you can add fruit or leave plain. They are low in calories and fat content.


    County Louth, Ireland
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    Makes: 16 to 20 scones

    • 500g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 75g margarine
    • 3 tablespoons raisins, sultanas or cherries
    • 300ml milk
    • 1 egg

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Sieve all the flour into a large bowl. Add the soda, tartar and salt.
    2. Cut the margarine into slices and rub into the flour. Make sure to mix all the flour with the margarine. Add the dried fruit of your choice.
    3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the milk, a little at a time, and mix the mixture with a spoon. Don't make the mixture too wet, just doughy. Don't knead the dough as the scones will be too hard; handle lightly.
    4. Place some of the mixture on a floured board and flatten down the dough to 3cm high. Use a small cutter to cut out small scones. Brush the tops with beaten egg. Place on a baking tray covered with parchment.
    5. Bake at 160 C / Gas 2-3 for 10 minutes in a pre-heated oven. Check inside of scone to make sure its cooked on inside.

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    Excellent, I am trying to avoid sugar and this is a lovely treat. Very easy to make .  -  13 Jul 2016


    I work in a cafe and been looking for recipes so I can cater for diabetics. made these scones and they have been a hit, even I can't leave them alone and I have to have sugar in everything. Will be making these now on a regular basis  -  28 Apr 2016


    Just made these as am on no sugar diet....then we're so simple to make, bake and husband just said he pinched one en route to garage...amazing recipe...thanks so much...been asked to make more already!  -  14 Nov 2015