Pear, Date & Ginger Scones

Makes 12 scones
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

There’s nothing better than a freshly baked scone and these Pear, Date & Ginger Scones put a delicious twist on an old classic. Light and fluffy and packed full of seasonal pears, why not whip up a batch today!

Tips & Tricks
  • For an extra flavour kick we love to add ½ a cup of chopped Pams Preserved Ginger to the scone mix.
  • Brush the tops lightly with cream and sprinkle with sugar for extra golden scones.

Method

  1. Place the flour, sugar, pears and dates in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Add the cream and ginger ale to the dry ingredients and use two knives to mix into a soft, sticky dough (keeping the bubbles).
  3. Lightly flour the bench and your hands, then tip the dough onto the bench and knead lightly into a ball. Then gently press the dough out until it is 2cm thick.
  4. Using a 6cm round cutter or a clean tin can, cut 12 rounds from the dough and gently place on a large baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake in the oven at 220°C for 15 minutes or until the scones are starting to turn golden and are cooked through. Leave to cool on a wire rack covered with a clean tea towel.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Pams Dates, chopped
  • 2 Pams Pears, diced
  • 4 cups Pams Self-Raising Flour
  • ¼ cup Pams White Sugar
  • 300ml bottle Pams Cream
  • 1 cup Pams Dry Ginger Ale