Yogurt fruit scones

Its strawberry time, as the weather is unpredictable you may find yourself indoors to eat your strawberries rather than out picnicking.  Why not make the use of those indoor moments and knock up some scones.  This recipe from Tim’s Dairy makes rather gorgeous scones and uses their low fat (less than 1%) natural yogurt, which is really creamy and mild.    It does make really light scones which can then be served with some of your own home made strawberry jam.  I’m not joking, it can be so quick to make strawberry jam with hardly any sugar and a little pectin and lemon juice.  It’s so gorgeous you can eat it by the spoonful.  I’ll post a recipe another time, but now for the scones.

* 250g self-raising flour or gluten free self raising flour
* Pinch of salt
* 75g butter or a non dairy spread
* 75g caster sugar
* 150g sultanas or raisins
* 3 tablespoons Tims Dairy low fat natural yogurt or for dairy free use soya yogurt

Set the oven to 200C / 400F or gas mark 6 and grease a baking tray. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs then stir in the sugar and raisins. Add the yogurt and mix together until it forms a firm dough. Flour a surface then roll out until 1” thick. Using a circular pastry cutter, arrange the scones on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for about 10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack and serve with fresh strawberry jam and whipped cream or Tims Dairy Greek style natural yogurt.

Makes 8-10 scones.

For more Tim’s dairy recipes take a look at their website

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