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Apple and cherry scones

225g self-raising flour,sieved
1tsp baking powder,sieved
75g low fat spread
2tbsp sugar
2 eating apples,peeled,cored and cut into small pieces
150g fresh cherries,halved and de-stoned
100ml milk

Preheat the oven to 210c,fan 190c,gas 7.Add the flour and baking powder to a large bowl and mix.Now add the low fat spread and rub it in with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.Now stir through the sugar,apple and cherries,then begin to pour in the milk slowly and using your hands gather it together to form a dough.You may not need all the milk.Now turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board.Roll the dough out so it is about 2 1/2 cm thick and cut out rounds using a cutter.Place them on a lightly greased baking sheet and put in the oven to cook until risen and golden,about 15 mins.Remove and cool on a wire rack.Serve with jam and clotted cream.


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