- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Serving: 4 Persons
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 332
- Carbohydrate Content: 60g
- Fat Content: 8g
- Fiber Content: 3g
- Protein Content: 7g
- Saturated Fat Content: 4g
- Sodium Content: 0.7g
- Sugar Content: 35g
Strawberry compote with sugared drop scones Recipe
Strawberry compote with sugared drop scones is a Scone recipe for 4 people, takes only 10 mins; recipe has strawberry, caster sugar and lemon juice.
- Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Balsamic Vinegar - few drops balsamic vinegar (optional)
- Caster Sugar - 4 tbsp caster sugar
- Unsalted Butter - 25g unsalted butter
- Self Raising Flour - 140g self-raising flour
- Salt - pinch of fine salt
- Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Semi Skimmed Milk - 150ml semi-skimmed milk
- Large Egg - 1 large egg
- Strawberry - 500g ripe strawberry, hulled
- Ice Cream - vanilla ice cream, to serve
- Cut the strawberries in half or in quarters if large, and put in a pan with the sugar and lemon juice. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves, then bring to a simmer. Cover the pan and cook the strawberries for 3 mins or until dark red and syrupy. Cool, then add the balsamic vinegar, if using. The compote can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- To make the drop scones, the best flavour and golden colour will come from cooking them in clarified butter. Melt the butter gently in a small pan, then pour the clear yellow layer into a jug. Discard the white solids.
- Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, and stir in the sugar. Make a well in the middle, crack in the egg, then add the vanilla and a splash of milk. Whisk until thick and smooth, then whisk in the remaining milk. Put a few tbsp extra caster sugar in a shallow container, ready for sugaring the drop scones.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan, then add a splash of clarified butter and swirl it around. Spoon in 4 dessertspoons of the batter, spacing them well apart, to make drop scones about 7cm across. As soon as bubbles appear on the surface, flip the scones and cook until puffed in the middle. Keep warm while you cook another batch. Toss the scones in the caster sugar, then serve with strawberry compote and a scoop of ice cream.