Festive Mince Scones


Festive Mince Scones

I do love a good scone filled with jam. Not a fan of clotted cream though!

I had some spare sweet mincemeat left over in my fridge from making Mince Pies. I thought to myself, I really don’t need any more Mince Pies; there’s only so many you can eat over the festive period! Despite telling myself; ‘surely they count to 1 of my 5 a day?!’ So that means if I eat 5 Mince Pies a day, thats my 5 a day sorted! 

Later on that day I went out for afternoon tea with my best friends and had scone. The idea then sprung to mind. Why not put my left over mincemeat in a scone? So thats exactly what I did! I went home and made my mincemeat scones. They tasted good! I decided to share them with my mom and my partner so see what they thought. They loved them too! So then I thought I should share the recipe with you too. So here it is. Enjoy!

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Ingredients 

125g Unsalted Butter

200g Sweet Mincemeat

100ml Full Fat Milk

250g Self Raising Flour (Plus extra for dusting the work surface)

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees fan and grease proof a baking tray.
  2. Place the butter and flour into a bowl and make into breadcrumbs using your fingertips. 
  3. Add the milk slowly, mixing it in to the mixture to form a wet dough.
  4. Add the mince meat and mix until well combined.
  5. Dust the work surface with flour and roll out the mixture to a thick, even rectangle. Make sure you do not roll it out too thin. Using a star cutter, or any festive shaper cutter; cut out the dough and place on baking tray.
  6. Bake in the pre heated oven for 15 mins, until a golden brown colour.
  7. Enjoy warm or leave them to cool of a wire cooling rack. Even better; slice it open and add a layer of mince meat inside!