Orange and cream cheese scones with rhubarb jam

By Amanda Laird

Orange and cream cheese scones with rhubarb jam. Photo / Babiche Martens
Orange and cream cheese scones with rhubarb jam. Photo / Babiche Martens

Makes 12

Rhubarb jam
100g rhubarb, trimmed
1/4 cup water
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
100g caster sugar
2 tsp finely grated orange rind

3 cups self-raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup caster sugar, plus extra to sprinkle
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
70g butter, cubed
1 egg
1 cup whole milk
Cream cheese

1 To make the rhubarb jam; simmer the rhubarb, water, lemon, sugar and orange rind until thick and pulpy. This will take about 20 minutes, while stirring, to prevent the rhubarb catching on the bottom of the pot. Leave to cool.

2 Preheat the oven to 220C. Put the flour, salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl.

3 Add the vanilla and butter then rub with fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

4 Whisk the egg and milk, add enough to the scone dough to make a soft dough, while reserving a little to glaze the scones. Press the dough gently on to a floured surface.

5 Cut into rounds, brush with the leftover eggwash and sprinkle with sugar. Place on to a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Slice in half and spread with cream cheese and serve with rhubarb jam.

- NZ Herald

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