Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunday Sweets #30 Plain Scones


I've been meaning to bake scones for ages but never quite got round to it.  I wanted to do something quick and easy for my first bake in my new oven.  It's not fan assisted and I was worried about timings etc having gotten used to my previous oven.  I worried over nothing, the oven is fine and the scones came out well.  Real cake next time!  This recipe by Mary Berry is the best I have found.



Ingredients
450g self raising flour
2 rounded tsp baking powder
75g butter
50g caster sugar
2 large eggs
about 225ml milk

whipping cream and jam to serve

Method

Preheat the oven to 220c / fan 200c / gas 7

Lightly grease two baking trays

Put the flour and baking powder into a bowl.  Add the butter and rub it in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Stir in the sugar.

Beat the eggs and make up to 300ml with the milk.  Set enough to glaze the scones aside then gradually add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients stirring until you have a soft dough.  The dough is best on the sticky side, it will rise better.

Turn out the dough on to a lightly floured surface and flatten it to a thickness of 1".  Use a 2" fluted cutter to stamp out the scones by pushing it straight down.  If you twist it like I must have for a couple of the scones they will rise wonky!

Arrange them on the baking trays and brush the tops with the egg mixture to glaze.  Bake for 10 - 15 minutes until well risen and golden.  Transfer them to a cooling rack and cover them with a clean tea towel to keep them moist whilst they cool.

Serve as fresh as possible piled high with cream and jam or if you're like my husband with nothing but a thick smear of butter.


I don't need to tell you all that Zalando sell loads of clothing but have you looked at their homeware?!  I had to have this cake stand as soon as I laid eyes on it.  I thought it was reasonable at only £18 (with free delivery).  It's made out of glass in a beautiful purple colour which just happens to fit in really well with my new kitchen.  It was meant to be!





Cake Stand: Zalando*

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3 comments:

  1. An nothing and I mean nothing beats a scone!
    Sophie
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  2. Yummy, they look amazing! I've only attempted to make scones once, and must try again. xx

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  3. Oh my god I love scones, these posts make me so hungry xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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