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Sparkling Ruby Cabernet Scones

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Tip: Preparation time - 10 minutes. Cooking time - 25 minutes.

Step 1: Preheat a fan-forced oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step 2: Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and icing sugar into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and gradually fold in the Sparkling Ruby Cabernet, cream and the milk until you have a soft dough (it shouldn't be sloppy or dry – you may need to use more or less cream and milk, depending on the moisture content of the flour). Take care not to over-mix.

Step 3: Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured bench and gently pat down to flatten it out to a thickness of about 3cm. Use a 5 cm round cutter to cut out 24 discs and place them close together on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until golden and well risen.

Step 4: Serve the scones with a bowl of Raspberry & Pomegranate Jam and some whipped cream to the side.

Ingredients

  1. 600g 4 cups plain flour
  2. 1 1/4 tbspn baking powder
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. 55g 1/3 cup icing sugar
  5. 160ml 2/3 cup thickened cream
  6. 160ml 2/3 cup full cream milk
  7. 100g whipped cream to serve

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