Monday, 15 January 2018

Scones


I've been asked a couple of times for my recipe for scones, especially since I published the photo of the scones that I made for Alan's' birthday.


You can't beat a scone with candles  :-)


Well actually you can ... one with candles and 10p clotted cream  ;-)



My recipe is exactly the same as my Blogging Buddy Suzy's from this book.

8oz /225g SR Flour
or
8oz./225g Plain Flour and 1 heaped teaspoon of Baking powder
Pinch of Salt
2.5 oz/60g  Butter or Marg
1oz/25g Caster Sugar
3.5fl oz/100ml Milk

Preheat oven to 200 Electric/ Gas 6/ Aga - sorted  :-)

Mix together your flour and salt, rub in the butter/marg until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs, add in the sugar and stir.  Pour in the milk and stir together with a knife.  Work the dough just enough to form into a ball.


Roll out very lightly on a minimally floured surface and either cut out using a cutter and re-roll until all the mixture is used up, or do as I do and shape the ball of dough into a circle or square and cut into four quarters with a knife.  This is much easier, there is no wastage and the dough does not get over-worked.

Put your scones on a greased or lined baking tray, brush just the tops with milk and bake for around 15-20 minutes until nice and golden. 


Ta da.


For lots of variations see the page ... 'Recipes I Use' at the top of the blog.



Serve with butter, butter and jam or go the whole hog and have a Cornish Cream Tea.

Always, always, always jam on first and then cream ...well do you want a sticky nose!!   ;-)

Sue xx

10 comments:

  1. Just showed hubby your 10p pot of cream, bloody hell he said :) He loves the stuff but it's not easy to get here so if you get anymore 10p pots, can you send them to France please.

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  2. Is the butter measurement correct?

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    1. Well spotted, thank you. I have corrected it now 😊

      Unfortunately my proof reader, Alan, is not a baker so he didn't pick up on that!!

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  3. Oh, they do look delicious. I make mine with natural yogurt and they are lovely too - very soft.
    10p for clotted cream - I'm jealous! :-)
    J x

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  4. a good recipe..try it with buttermilk, or the whey from draining homemade yoghurt

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  5. I've had a craving for scones recently. I'm going to have to make these now. X

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  6. it looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I used yellow sticker buttermilk and mine came out lovely.

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  8. These look delicious. I'm giving them a try today! :-)

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  9. I've got that exact brand of cream in the freezer! Been there a couple of years, one of the many things I need to use up

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