Boozy Berry Scones

I was so glad you all enjoyed the boozy berry sponge so much, so I thought it was only right we re-invent another classic and add some boozy berries to some beautiful fresh scones! 

I used to make scones all the time as a child, mainly because of food tech at school but I have fond memories of thinking I was a Masterchef because I could make scones without messing them up, now I realise they are just a very simple and satisfying recipe that is a good bake for all age groups and abilities, if you’ve never made scones before then I highly recommend you try out this recipe, you’re gonna get such a boost from these! 

To make things even easier I’ve made a short video for you to get a quick overview on how to make them, but I’ll leave a full ingredient list and recipe down below too. 



Ingredients 
Makes 4-5 Scones

350g Plain Flour 
3 tsp Baking Powder (is using self-raising flour just use 1 tsp)
80g Butter, cubed 
3 tbsp Caster Sugar 
180ml Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
Lemon Juice 
1 Egg, for glazing 

Filling 

150ml Fresh Double/Heavy Cream 
5-6 tsp Boozy Berries 

Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/ 200 Fan/ Gas Mark 7. In a large bowl tip the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt stir this together with a wooden spoon until the ingredients have combined. 
  2. This is the fun but messy part. Add the cubed butter into the flour mix and sift the butter and flour through your fingers until you have a breadcrumb-like consistency, continue doing this until there is no clumpy butter left before stirring in the caster sugar. 
  3. Now, in a microwave-proof jug, heat the milk in the microwave on a medium setting for around 30 seconds, we want the milk to be warmed through but not hot, then squeeze in some lemon juice and vanilla, stir and set aside. 
  4. Make a well in the middle of your butter and flour mix then pour in the milk. Stir this rapidly together with a knife or spatula until you have a clumpy pastry. It’s ok if it seems wet, just keep incorporating all the dry mix. 
  5. Tip your pastry mix out onto a lightly floured surface then gently press and knead together until you have a smooth, flat square around 1-1 1/2inches thick. 
  6. Using a round cookie cutter, press out 4-5 scones, you might need to re-roll a couple of times to use it all up, then place them on a tray on top of a baking mat, leave a good gap between each scone as these get BIG.
  7. Whisk up an egg in a mug and brush it over the top and sides of the scones so we get a lovely golden glaze while baking. Pop the scones in the oven for 10-15 mins until the dough has firmed up and they are golden-yellow, if the colour is right but they still feel a little doughy after 10 mins then put some foil over the top and pop them back in the oven. 
  8. Take the scones out of the oven and let them cool for at least 10 mins before slicing each one in half. 
  9. Now onto the filling! Pour the cream into an electric whisk bowl with a tsp of vanilla extract and let this whisk for around 10 mins until you have a stiff whipped cream. 
  10. Using a knife, spread the whipped cream across the bottom half of each scone, we want a nice thick layer of cream to cut through the pastry. Then spoon on a few berries and some of that fizzy Prosecco syrup! 
  11. Put the tops on the scones and gently press (but don’t squash!) the tops on just to connect it with the filling and then you’re ready to eat! 


Don’t you just want to stick your face into all of these scones and gobble them all up?! I know my recipe uses very basic ingredients and is very simple to make but I was still surprised at just how good these scones were, the pastry was that perfect blend of thick without being dry and still flaky and buttery, the whipped cream gives a really fresh bite through the thick pastry and then you top it all off with zingy boozy berries and you’re on to a serious scone winner! Although the berries are in Prosecco I don’t think the alcohol is very strong so I think it's ok to share a scone with your kids, but if you don’t want to use the boozy berries then just use some fresh berries or jam with the cream and you’ll still have the same delicious effect.  
This recipe is perfect for someone just venturing into the world of baking, you don’t have to go and buy loads of crazy ingredients and it also won't take you hours and hours of baking, you just need a few bits and about 30 mins to put this together. 
I’m gonna make some more scones this week and potentially play about with some flavours and fillings some hopefully I’ll have some exciting new scone recipes to try once you’ve perfected this classic! 

H x 

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