Monday, 24 March 2014

WHAT'S THE FASTEST CAKE IN THE WORLD? SCONE!

Sorry for the awful joke... get it? S'gone? No? Oh. Never mind. Scones really are a life skill everyone should have... and reader Emily has a great recipe to help you along! A perfect treat for MOTHER'S DAY, too...

Check out Emily's blog, 'Emily's Cooking Club,' here... yum!



EMILY'S SIMPLE SCONES...

These scones look, smell and taste amazing yet are ultra-easy to make! These are plain scones, but feel free to add cheese or fruit to make variations!

You need:

225g/8oz self raising flour
pinch of salt
55g/2oz butter
25g/1oz caster sugar (granulated works too)
150ml/5fl oz milk
1 egg, beaten, to glaze (or use milk - I did)

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 220c/425f/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. Mix together flour  and salt and rub in butter. (Cover butter with flour and rub between fingertips, rubbing into flour until texture is like breadcrumbs.)
3. Stir in sugar and add milk to make soft dough.
4. Turn onto floured surface and knead slightly, then pat or roll dough to about 2cm thick.
5. Use 5cm/2" cutter to cut out scones. Knead leftover mix together, part and press out shapes again until dough is used up.
6. Brush each scone with beaten egg/ milk. Bake for 12-15 mins until risen and golden brown.
7. Cool and serve with butter and jam, or clotted cream.

Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. Cute scones! I might make them sometime. I wolud LOVE to see a recipe for the cupcakes in Angel Cake. That would be awesome!

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