Friday, January 27, 2012

Scones Scones Scones

It is not often that I bake scones - not sure why actually. But if you love scones, you should always bake them yourself. It is so easy and only takes a small bit of time and the result is so much better than the shop bought ones - unless you go to a cafe that bakes their own of course. 

Here is my recipe which I think is foolproof:

Yummy scones
  • 450g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g caster sugar (or more if you like yours sweet)
  • 110g soft unsalted butter (diced)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 50ml double cream 
  • 200ml milk
  • egg wash to glaze

Preheat the oven to 180/Gas 4.

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre and add the egg, cream and enough milk to moisten (you might need more milk - but start with less just in case). Mix well until you have a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll out - approx. 2.5 cm thick. using a round pastry cutter, cut out rounds and transfer to a baking tray - lined with parchment paper. Brush with the egg wash and bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown and cooked through.

Serve with whipped cream and jam - Bon appetit

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