By bonallack, Jan 29 2017 07:22AM
I have decided to blog a few of my favourite recipes.
These white chocolate, macadamia nut, cranberry and cinnamon scones are a delicious breakfast/brunch treat. Perfect for valentines day if you cut them out into heart shapes.
White Chocolate, Cranberry, Macadamia Nut & Cinnamon Scones - makes 12
set oven @ 180C
250g self raising flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
110g slightly soft unsalted butter cut up into chunks
50g granulated sugar
75g macadamia nuts(can also use hazelnuts) or leave out completely
1 lge egg beaten
1 Tbs cream or milk + more to glaze
110g good white chocolate cut into 1/3 inch chunks
Sprinkle of demarara sugar to glaze
Place flour, baking powder, butter, cinnamon and salt into magimix and pulse to mix. Pulse in sugar, beaten egg and enough of the cream/milk to bind. Lastly add white chocolate, cranberries and nuts briefly pulsing to icorporate into the mix. Don't overmix or it will turn pink from the cranberries and you'll lose the chunks. Turn out onto floured suface and using floured hands (mix will be wet & sticky) shape into a flattened ball. Wrap in cling film and place in freezer for 15 mins or fridge for 30 mins. Roll the dough out on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin to a thickness of about an inch. Stamp out with a heart shaped or round cutter to whatever size you like. Brush with cream and sprinkle with demarara sugar to glaze then place on a baking tray lined with baking paper ( allow enough room as they spread a little while cooking). Bake in preheated oven 180C for 15 mins before turning the temperature down to 160C and baking for a further 5-10 mins until lightly browned. Serve warm straight from the oven - well not exactly, but you know what I mean...sounds good!