11 August 2013

SIMPLE SCONES

 From what I can gather scones are greatly associated with Britain, just like tea. I'm not to sure if they are available anywhere else but if i'm wrong i'd love to know. I love scones with jam and cream! Especially in summer, this is a simple recipe for scones that takes minutes, and gives great results. Give it a go and let me know what you think. 

Makes 6-8 scones
Takes 10-15 minutes


INGREDIENTS
60g unsalted butter
250g self-raising flour
40g casting sugar
60g sultanas
150ml milk
1tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt






METHOD
Preheat your oven to gas mark 7 (220C/425F) and make sure your butter is at room temperature.
 1. Sift together your self-raising flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Make sure it is all mixed together.
 2. Dice up your butter and add to the flour mixture, rub together until it forms breadcrumbs.
 3. Add your sugar and sultanas to the breadcrumbs and mix together.
 4. Now add your milk and mix to form a soft dough.
 5. Remove onto a floured surface and knead until the dough is soft. Roll out to about 2cm thick and using a round cutter cut out as many scones as possible.
 6. Place on a baking tray with baking paper and spread apart. From the mix I was able to make seven scones today.
 7. Dip your pastry brush in milk and glaze so they get that golden brown colour. Place on the middle shelf in your oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and cooked.
8. Remove and allow to cool. Enjoy with clotted cream and jam or butter. So tasty and so filling. Give it a go, so quick and easy and perfect with a cup of tea!