Unfinished scone business- All it takes is the right flour
My simple scone recipe
|I believe this is how a home-made simple scone is supposed to look|
|All the ingredients to make simple scones|
My simple scones ingredients
|Weighing out 225 grammes of self raising flour|
225 grammes of self raising flour and a little extra for dusting your rolling surface
30 grammes of butter (Ideally unsalted but a little salt isn't an issue)
30 grammes of caster sugar
150 ml of milk (I used UHT skimmed milk but for a creamier taste you could consider semi or full fat)
One egg for glazing
How I got my scones right this time. Instructions for baking.
1. I set my oven at 220 celsius warming up to temperature and greased a large baking tray
2. In a food processor I added the butter (diced), self raising flour and the caster sugar before blitzing it together to form what looks like crumbs
3. Gradually I added the milk, mixing thoroughly after each addition of milk. This will leave you with a soft, glutinous dough.
4. I spooned out the dough onto a heavily floured work-surface and rolled into a large ball.
5. I then padded the ball down to a large round of depth around 2 centimetres in height.
6. Ideally I should have then cut a selection of rounds from the dough using a pastry cutter of 5 cm diameter. I don't have a pastry cutter so used a speciality hot chocolate style tankard glass which we'd had for Irish coffees one Christmas. It worked just as good as part of this recipe.
|My makeshift pastry cutter- A hot chocolate glass|
7. I placed my rounds onto my greased baking tray and then basted with beaten egg.
|Basting my scones with egg|
8. I baked my scones for 10 minutes on the middle shelf of the oven and then served one for myself straight away with some butter and a coffee. A great way to relax.
|My simple scones- Straight out of the oven and looking gorgeous.|
Finally- Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. It is the British summer so we have to make the most of any nice weather we can.
|Coffee and a scone with butter in the garden on a hot day|