I didn’t like scones when I was little. I’ve later figured out that it must have been because I always tried them with butter and with all the butter that’s already in the dough of a scone it simply was too much for me to have some on top as well! The consistency the butter, the whole egg and the baking powder instead of yeast produce in scones, is however fabulous! Now I prefer to eat them with jam or just as they are. I also found out that they fit perfectly to cucumber salad with white balsamico.
So here’s a recipe for you all. It’s quite basic cooking, but the product is simply too good to be true (considering how little work it is)! My boyfriend had me promise not to make them too often because he’d just eat them all instantly.
400 ml flour
60 ml brown or caster sugar
2.5 tsp baking woder
1/4 tsp salt
120 ml milk
150 g butter
Mix all the dry ingredients and cut the butter into them. I just do this by hand as I don’t have a cutter, and it works just as fine.
Mix the milk and the egg togetherand pour it into the flour/butter mixture.
Knead it into a dough either by hand or by machine.
If it’s too sticky you can add a bit more flour, but make sure that it doesn’t get too dry!
Kead the dough outon the bench, shaped it into a sausage and cut it into 8 pieces, which you turn into balls.
The dough will open up a bit in the oven where there are cracks, so try to place the cracks perfectly on the side if you can. Scones are not supposed to be perfectly round, at least I prefer the slightly homemade look of having them a bit uneven, so I shape them up a bit with my fingertips after placing them on the baking tray.
Now bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes at 200°C, then cool on a baking rist, and voila! Lovely scones.
This is only a basic recipe. You can do many interesting variations, and I’ll probably blog about some later.
Have a lovely week!