Royal Britannia Fruit Scones

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #39767

November 02, 2022

"sultanas (a type of raisin), pre-soaked in hot water for 30 minutes not really but easier than making it yourself time wise there a coupla other recipes her for it too"

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (146.8 g)
  • Calories 261.4
  • Total Fat - 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 249.3 mg
  • Sodium - 340.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.1 g
  • Protein - 11 g
  • Calcium - 237.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Soak raisins in water 30 minutes

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 3

Mix the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar together in a bowl, until a crumb is formed

Step 4

In a separate bowl

Step 5

Whisk the eggs and buttermilk together

Step 6

Add the liquid to the crumb mixture

Step 7

Continue to mix the dough until smooth

Step 8

Add the sultanas,

Step 9

And mix until evenly distributed

Step 10

Remove the dough from the bowl, flatten the dough and cover

Step 11

Leave to rest for approximately 30 minutes

Step 12

Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2.5 centimeters and cut to desired shape

Step 13

Rest the scones for another 20 minutes

Step 14

Gently egg wash the top of the scones

Step 15

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown

Step 16

Cool before serving with jam and clotted cream


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the sultanas, make sure to choose ones that are plump and juicy.
  • Choose a high quality clotted cream for the best flavor.

  • Instead of buttermilk, use plain yogurt. Yogurt has a similar consistency to buttermilk, and provides a slightly tangy flavor that compliments the scones.
  • Instead of sultanas, use dried cranberries. Cranberries add a tart and sweet flavor to the scones, and provide a nice contrast to the buttery scone base.

Chocolate Chip Scones Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the dough before rolling it out and cutting it into desired shapes. Egg wash the top of the scones and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Cool before serving with chocolate chips and clotted cream.

Cucumber and Mint Salad: This light and refreshing salad is the perfect accompaniment to the Royal Britannia Fruit Scones. The crunchy cucumber and sweet mint provide a delicious contrast to the scones, while the lemon juice adds a zesty flavor.

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones: These scones are a great way to complement the Royal Britannia Fruit Scones. The bright flavor of the lemon and the crunchy texture of the poppy seeds provide a delicious contrast to the sweetness of the fruit scones. The addition of the poppy seeds also adds a unique flavor to the dish.


Q: How long do I need to soak the sultanas?

A: The sultanas should be soaked in hot water for at least 30 minutes before adding them to the dough.

Q: Can I use frozen sultanas in the dough?

A: Yes, you can use frozen sultanas in the dough. However, you will need to thaw them before adding them to the dough. Make sure to drain any excess liquid before adding them to the dough.

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Fun facts:

The sultanas used in this recipe are a type of raisin that is native to the Mediterranean region. Queen Victoria of England was particularly fond of sultanas, and often included them in her tea cakes and scones.

Clotted cream, a main ingredient in this recipe, is a traditional British dairy product that has been made since the 12th century. It was served to King George I at the royal court in 1714, and is still a popular accompaniment to scones today.