Remember how I picked sultanas/raisins out from the cornflake cookie mixture because I had put too many in? Well.. They were sitting in a bag in the fridge and I finally decided to get rid of them. It's such a waste to just throw them out. So why not use them in something like.. say.. scones?! :) Haha.
I haven't had scones in years. And these were simply delicious. I ate them for lunch and now I'm scone-fully satisfied :D
Sultana, honey and oat scones
Makes about 13.5 (~4cm diameter) scones
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/4 cups cooking oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 - 1/2 cup sultanas/raisins
2 tbsp margarine
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp milk
1 egg, beaten
1 cup honey
Preheat oven to 175C.
In one mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add in oats and sultanas and mix well.
Rub in margarine into the dry mixture.
In another bowl, mix milk, honey and egg together.
Mix liquid into flour mixture and form a dough.
Knead the dough for about 10mins or until smooth. (If too sticky, add more flour or oats. Too dry, add 1tsp milk at a time)
Roll out dough to about 2.5cm thickness.
Make cutouts using a cookie cutter, and place onto a baking paper lined tray.
Brush the tops with some milk.
Bake for 20mins or until golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack.
Serve immediately with some apricot jam. (Or any other jam). Any leftovers should be reheated in the oven before serving once again.
They are okay to eat as is without the jam, but I couldn't actually taste the honey. If you wanted to omit the jam, I'd suggest adding 2-3 tbsp more of honey so you can get the honey flavour. Otherwise, these scones are really nice hot from the oven and with the apricot jam. YUM! :D