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Nichols Garden Cafe, Cromwell’s raspberry and white chocolate scones
zest and juice of 2 lemons
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1kg of flour
6 tsp baking powder
½ cup sugar
1½ cups raspberries
¾ cups white chocolate
2 Tbsp hot water
2 Tbsp sugar
Heat oven to 180degC.
Sift all dry ingredients, except raspberries and chocolate, into a bowl.
Mix all wet ingredients together.
Pour the wet ingredients, raspberries and white chocolate over the dry ingredients.
Mix by hand until combined and then tip on to floured bench. Knead until it forms a smooth dough.
Portion into 8 round pieces and spray the tops with oil.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
For the glaze
Mix the hot water and sugar together and brush the scones with the mixture so they shine.
Recipe provided by Nichols Garden Cafe, Cromwell. Recipe requested by Maureen Collins.
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