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Quick and easy Walnut Scones
A great store cupboard recipe
  Preparation time: less than 10 mins  
  Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients

225g/8oz self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
50g/20z butter, cubed
50g/20z walnuts, roughly chopped (can swap for pecan nuts if preferred)
125-150ml milk

Method

Heat the oven to 220c/200c fan/gas 7
Lightly dust a baking sheet with flour.
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
Add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the chopped walnuts and the milk. Mix together until it all comes together but be careful not to over work the dough.
Either cut the scones out using a round pastry cutter or keeping the dough ball together, flatten it with the palm of your hand until it is about 3cm thick. Use a sharp knife and cut into 6 pieces.
Lift and place on the baking sheet, slightly separated.
Brush with either milk or beaten egg.

Bake for 15 mins until golden. The base will also be golden and sound hollow if tapped.
Cool on a wire rack.

Perfect with with cheese and chutney or soup.
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