The first time I made scones it turned out to be sore. Not sure what went wrong but it was so terrible that If I hit someone and they could bleed.  Hmm some days are not just yours .  Nevertheless, I gave it another try over the weekend.  I first made some mini scones and then went on to make a whole batch after the mini scones tasted perfect.

Mini scones
The recipe is adapted from BBC good food. 

You need-
  • Self-raising flour , 350 grams + plus extra for dusting
  • Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Butter – 85 grams, cubes
  • caster sugar – 3 tablespoons
  • Warm milk – 175 mls
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Beaten egg , to glaze

How to –

Pre-heat the oven to 200 C.

In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, Sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the butter and rub with your figures until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Add the vanilla essence to the milk and stir. Make a well in the middle and add the milk. Slowly mix the flour to form a soft dough.

Sprinkle the work surface with some flour; place the dough and gently shape into a ball and smooth. Brush the excess flour and roll the dough till its 2 cms thick. Cut the dough using a 5 cms cookie cutter. To ensure the dough does not stick to the cutter, dip the cutter into the flour before plunging into the dough. 

Place the scones on the baking tray. Brush the top with beaten egg and bake for 12 minutes or till golden on top.

Remove from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes. Serve warm with butter, Jam or sour cream.


18 thoughts on “Scones

  1. I love scones and it's the carb that I can't resist! Well…actually, I can't resist any kind of carb, bread, buns, pizza. But I think scones are on the top of the list. Yours look so perfect, light and fluffy. I would love to sink my teeth into one right now. 😛

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