i enjoy eating papaya with a little lime juice squeezed onto it so i thought it would be a nice flavour combination to add into a scone mixture. the two flavours go togther really well.
these scones were wonderfully crumbly and were really nice still warm with a bit of butter.
i decided to make small round scones rather than a large one sliced into segments as i find that they cook more evenly.
2 and half cups 300g plain flour
2 tspbaking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup 80g brown sugar
half cup 4 ounces of butter (120g)
juice of half a lime
1 tsp lime zest
flesh of half a papaya
1/3 cup 80ml double cream
preheat the oven to 200c 400f
add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter into a large bowl and rub together until it resembles bread crumbs. scoop the seeds out of half a papya and throw away, then using a spoon scrape the flesh out and mash up the papya and add the juice of half a lime and a tsp of zest then pour into the dry mixture with a beaten egg and cream then using your hands fold in and knead gently into a ball,
flatten out until about 1 inch thick and cut out small circles.
brush the top of each scone with some more cream and bake for 15 minutes.
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