Pear scones

    Pear scones

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    Pear scones


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    About this recipe: These drop scones are much smaller than traditional scones but still very tasty. There's no need to roll out the dough, you simply drop the batter onto a baking tray before baking. Ideal when served with tea.

    Makes: 8 scones

    • 225g plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 75g unsalted butter, chilled
    • 1 egg
    • 125ml single cream
    • 165g pear, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Sieve together the flour, dark brown soft sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl; cut in the butter until the mixture has a crumbly texture. Whisk together the egg and cream in a separate bowl; stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined; stir in the pear. Drop large spoonfuls of the dough onto an ungreased baking tray.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes; rest briefly on a cooling rack before serving.


    If pears aren't in season, feel free to use tinned.

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    Ive used an alternative: coconut flour (bought at Holland + Ba) making them a little crumblier and gluten free Got to love the fact they made 50% more yield to - plus an expert review* called them 'melt in the mouth'! *Expert = my mother  -  14 Apr 2017


    these were good and made better with some apricot jam on top! next time i would add more cinnamon.  -  11 Mar 2012


    We just finish baking the scones and they are wonderful...light, not really, really sweet but still have a hint of sweetmess...we even sifted the brown sugar with the other dry ingredients.. never did that before, but make sure u do..the texture is wonderful. We are going to serve it with pear butter for breakfast on Christmas Eve morning... thanks for sharing the recipe !  -  23 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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