Treat your taste buds to our delicious Eton Mess Scones, which combine the timeless taste of juicy strawberries, delicious clotted cream and crunchy meringue. Perfectly stacked on freshly baked, soft scones, this treat is an absolute sensation. Our no-fuss recipe makes it incredibly easy to make these delicious scones in no time. The irresistibly sweet and spicy blend is a heavenly combination that is guaranteed to bring pure bliss to your taste buds. Treat yourself or impress your friends and family with these delicious Eton Mess Scones – they’ll be gone in seconds!
- 400g self-raising flour, plus some flour for dusting
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 100g butter, cut into cubes
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, plus a little sugar for sprinkling
- 200 ml buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons milk, plus a little milk for brushing
- good handful of small strawberries, halved
- small jar of good strawberry jam
- 2 meringue nests, crumbled into pieces
- 200 ml jar of clotted cream
- Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7.
- Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
- Rub in the butter or puree it in a food processor to form fine crumbs, then stir in the sugar.
- Heat the buttermilk, vanilla and milk to hand temperature and then quickly stir into the flour mixture with a knife.
- Use your hands to bring the dough together, being careful not to overwork the mixture.
- Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and roll out into a 2.5 cm thick circle.
- Punch out 12 x 5 cm circles and dust the cutter with flour as you stamp. To get 12 circles, you need to blot the residue again.
- Place the circles on floured baking sheets, brush the surface with milk and sprinkle with a little more sugar.
- Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
- To serve, lightly mash the strawberries with the jam,
- Fold the meringue into the clotted cream.
- Place some strawberry mixture on each divided scone,
- Top with a dollop of meringue cream.
Equipment and tools
To make these delicious Eton Brass Scones you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- dough cutter or knife
- Baking paper or silicone baking mat
- Cooling rack
Please note the following allergen information before making Eton Mess Scones:
- This recipe contains dairy products (butter, buttermilk, milk, clotted cream).
- It also contains eggs (present in meringue nests).
- Depending on the brand, there may be traces of nuts in the meringue nests.
Storage and leftovers
Here are some tips for storing and enjoying leftover Eton scones:
- Store the scones in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- In hot weather, it is recommended to store the scones in the refrigerator.
- To enjoy the scones to their fullest, lightly toast them before serving.
- You can also freeze the scones in a sealed container for up to 1 month.
- When ready to eat the scones, thaw them at room temperature and warm them in the oven for a few minutes.
Health Benefits of Eton Mess Scones
Eton Mess Scones offer a delicious twist on a traditional scone recipe by incorporating the delicious flavors of a classic Eton Mess dessert. Not only are these scones delicious, but they also have numerous health benefits, making them a delicious treat for any occasion.
1. Balanced nutritional profile
Eton Mess Scones contain a balanced nutritional profile due to the combination of different ingredients. The scones are made from self-raising flour, which provides complex carbohydrates necessary for energy production. Additionally, the use of buttermilk and milk in the recipe gives the scones a good amount of protein and calcium.
Another health benefit of Eton Mess Scones is their fiber content. The inclusion of self-raising flour and small strawberries in the recipe contributes to the overall fiber content. Fiber supports digestion, promotes satiety and helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
3. Antioxidant-rich strawberries
The presence of a good handful of small strawberries in Eton Mess Scones provides a powerful burst of flavor and offers numerous health benefits. Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, including vitamin C and several powerful phytochemicals. These antioxidants protect the body from free radicals and oxidative stress, supporting overall health.
4. Low sugar option
While Eton Mess Scones have a touch of sweetness due to the use of powdered sugar, they can be considered a low-sugar option compared to other desserts. The recipe uses a modest amount of sugar and the natural sweetness of strawberries and meringue nests contribute to the overall flavor. This makes Eton Mess Scones a guilt-free treat for those who prefer to limit their sugar intake.
5. Pampering yet lightweight cream option
Eton Mess Scones are traditionally served with clotted cream, adding a touch of indulgence to this delicious treat. However, clotted cream is also available in a lower fat version, making it a lighter option for those who are conscious of their fat intake. Using clotted cream gives the scones a creamy and luxurious texture without compromising on taste.
In summary, Eton Mess Scones not only offer an irresistible flavor combination but also numerous health benefits. From balanced nutrition and fiber to antioxidant-rich strawberries and lower sugar options, these scones are a delicious treat you can enjoy guilt-free. So treat yourself to the deliciousness of Eton Mess Scones while reaping their potential health benefits.