Welsh Batch Scone Recipe

Rich and spicy, the scone is baked in one piece.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400F (205C). Grease a large baking sheet; set aside. Sift flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, mace and coriander unto a large bowl. With your fingers, rub in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Add sugar, raisins, and dates; mix well. Turn out onto baking sheet and pat with your hands to make an 8-inch round about 3/4-inch thick. With a sharp knife, score top in 8 wedges. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire rack and cool about 5 minutes. Serve warm with butter.

Things You'll Need

  • 2c Self-rising flour
  • 1/4ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4ts Ground ginger
  • 1/4ts Ground cloves
  • 1/4ts Ground mace
  • 1/4ts Ground coriander
  • 1/2c Solid vegetable shortening,
  • -cut in chunks
  • 3/4c Superfine sugar
  • 1/4c Raisins (plumped)
  • 1/3c Pitted dates, quartered
  • 1/4c Milk (about)
  • 1 Egg yolk, beaten
  • 1tb Packed light brown sugar
  • Butter

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