Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Scones




There is nothing quite as comforting as a freshly baked scone and a cup of tea on a cold day. They are pretty easy to make and bake within 10-15 minutes. So roll your sleeves up and get baking, you'll be enjoying a freshly baked scone in no time.

Ingredients:
225g plain flour
10g baking powder
5g cream of tartar
50g butter
1 medium sized egg
40g sultanas

Method:
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Sift flour, baking powder and cream of tartar into a clean bowl. Add butter and mix into the flour, rubbing between your finger tips until your mixture is lump free and sand like. Stir through the sugar and sultanas. Beat the egg with the milk and add almost all of it, just reserving about a tablespoon of liquid. This can be used to glaze the tops of the scones (I see little point in using another whole egg for this). Bring the mixture together gently, when it starts to come together turn out onto a floured surface and knead lightly until you have a soft dough. Shape into a flat round approx 1/2 an inch high and cut out scones. Place on a lined baking sheet and brush with the reserved egg mixture. Bake in the middle shelf for 10-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

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