Scones Scones Scones!

I’ve conceded that no real food blog is complete without a great recipe for scones on it!

Given, this recipe is nothing special and I have just taken it from my own experience. (In saying that if this blog somehow becomes mega-successful over night and another site sees I’ve used the exact same recipe as theirs and get super angry I have not credited them – to them I say relax. This is the most basic scones recipe and could have come from multiple sites). 

As I was saying, this recipe is simple. But sometimes simple is the best, right? We all need a bit more simplicity in our lives. Including our scone making. And though it may be simple, it sure does taste fantastic so don’t stop reading yet.

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Ingredients

3 cups of sef-raising flour

80g of butter

1 cup of full cream milk (or whatever milk you like)

Thickened cream (as much as you want)

1 tsp of vanilla essence

1 tbsp of sugar

Steps:

Scones

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. Pour or sift (your choose) the self-raising flour into a bowl.

3. Rub the butter (softened) into the flour until it becomes crumby.

4. Add the cup of milk to the flour and knead until it becomes a soft dough. *some people say making a little well in the centre of the dough makes them better but I’ve tried both ways and neither is better or worse.

5. Put mixture onto a plain floured surface and knead until smooth – do not over-knead!

6. Use a circular shaped object of your choice in size (i.e. cookie cutter, top of a glass etc depending on how big you want your scones) and cut out as many scones as possible. Re-knead the dough and flatten it out and cut out more scones with remaining mixture.

7. Place on a baking tray at least 1cm a part and dust with plain flour. Bake for 20-25 mins or until lightly golden.

Cream (to do while scones are in the oven)

1. Pour thickened cream into a bowl. Add sugar and vanilla essence

2. Whip cream until light and fluffy with a whisk or electronic beater.

And finito!

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And though they taste nothing like the exquisite scones and tea that cost 13.50p that I bought almost every day for a week in London’s Harrods, they are good enough for me!

They are light and fluffy and are the ultimate way to relax in the afternoon with a cup of tea in hand, imaging you were in fact sitting in Harrod’s tea room eating those scones instead.

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6 thoughts on “Scones Scones Scones!

  1. I love scones. My mother always baked breads when I was a kid. Scones were included. Thanks for sharing and the memories it brought to mind!! :)

    Chef Randall
    savorthefood.wordpress.com

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