Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weekend Baking: Scones

 Somehow I have never made scones before. Which now really doesn't make sense to me as they are one of the easiest things to make ever! So few ingredients and really quick cooking time.

They are absolutely divine with a bit of jam and cream for a special weekend afternoon tea.

This is the recipe I used and I was very pleased with the outcome. They were crunchy on the outside but soft in the middle and straight out of the oven they were delicious!

3 cups plain flour
6 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
75g butter
1 - 1½ cups milk, approximately

  1. Preheat oven to 220 deg C. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. 
  2. Cut butter into the dry mixture
  3. Add 1 cup milk and quickly mix until a dough forms (adding a little more milk if necessary). Knead a few times
  4. Press scone mix out onto a flour surface and cut into 12 equal portions. 
  5. Place on an oven tray and and brush tops with milk
  6. Cook for 10 mins or until golden brown. Cool on a rack covered in a tea towel. 

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