Scones

Scones – quick and easy teatime treat

Scones are a very quick and easy tea time treat. The ingredients are very simple, but if the correct method is not followed your scones will turn into little rock cakes.

It is very important to keep mixing to an absolute minimum.

makes 8

2 Cups all purpose flour

90g Butter – ice cold

20ml Baking Powder

30 ml Sugar

2.5 ml Salt

150ml Milk

 

Measure all the dry ingredients together into a medium sized stainless steel bowl

Cut the butter into 1 cm blocks

Rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers

Add almost all the milk and mix with a fork to form and dough

Add the rest of the milk if it is needed

The dough should not be sticky

Gather the dough and press the dough onto a floured counter

Cut out the scones with a fluted or round cutter

For sweet scones you can sprinkle some sugar on the top, for savoury scones omit the sugar in the recipe

Brush the surface with an egg wash (milk and egg mix)

Bake in a hot oven at 210C or 450 F for 10 – 12 minutes

 

Serve your scones with Devon cream or whipped cream and preserves.

*Scones should be eaten within a day or two of baking. Scones freeze well.

*For variation you may add raisins, cranberries or zest of citrus fruits.