Friday, 8 January 2010

Snow and Scones

I'm often found in the kitchen baking and overtime many have asked for my recipes so as this is quite a simple but very tasty recipe I thought I would share it with you, alongside some photos of my garden in the snow.



Ingredients
(makes approx 8)

200g self raising flour
50g butter (room temperature)
125ml milk

Flavouring: Plain Scones - 50g caster sugar
Fruit Scones - 50g caster sugar and 50g dried fruit (I use more as I love them fruity)
Cheese Scones - 50g grated cheese

Pre-heat oven to 220degC (Gas Mark 7)

Method
1) Sieve flour into a bowl
2) Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs
3) Add the flavouring
4) Add the milk a little at a time. Mix the dough with a round bladed knife. When it begins to come together finish with your hands, it should be soft but not sticky
5) Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface
6) Lightly press out the dough with your hands to about 2.5cm thickness and cut into shapes using a cutter. (Try not to handle the dough as little as possible as it will become tough if you work it too much)
7) Place the shapes close together on a floured baking tray, glaze lightly with milk
8) Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are well risen and golden brown
9) Remove scones from the oven and place on a cooling rack
10) Eat whilst fresh! Clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam and a cup of tea optional!!!


xxx

2 comments:

Fell Tops said...

They look good!

Vanessa x

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