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Making scones ~ easy recipe with walkthrough

February 29, 2012

So, I’ve given up chocolate for Lent, together with a friend for moral support. She and I have, however, not refrained from scoffing cakes and all sorts of sweet things in its place. But scones, my friends, are GOOD for you.

Fact.

Factual fact.

They have raisins in them (one of your Five A Day), and very little sugar or butter. The fact that, like me, you may well smother them in cream and jam is neither here nor there. And they’re dead yummy too. I got this recipe from the bbc good food website  and added raisins too. Slideshow at the end with step-by-step instructions. You can’t go wrong.

 

Yummy Scones

 

Easy Recipe for raisin scones ~ makes about 18 scones

225g self-raising flour

pinch of salt

55g butter

25g caster sugar

150ml milk

A couple of handfuls of raisins (optional)

1 small egg, beaten, to brush tops with

 

Pre-heat oven to 220°.

Start by mixing the flour and salt, then rub in the butter. Just use your fingertips to work it into the flour.

Stir in the sugar and milk to make a nice, sticky dough. Add raisins now if you’re including them, and mix them in.

Knead the dough gently on a lightly floured surface  and use a rolling pin or pat it down till it’s about 2cm thick. I do mine a bit thinner as I like to add top and bottom of the scone together and bite into it.

Using a cutter, cut out the pats of scones and place them onto a greased baking tray.

Using the beaten egg, brush the tops only (the scones won’t rise as well if they’re brushed on the sides too)

Bake for about 10-12 mins at 220° until golden brown on top.

Allow to cool for a little bit on a wire rack. In my experience, they are best eaten while still warm, lathered in creama nd then jam (or jam and then cream if you’re like my brother-in-law, and he’s from the West Country, so he should know).

 

Perfect. And Not Chocolate.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 29, 2012 20:35

    Jam is one of your five a day too, didn’t you know? All that fruit. And any round cake is fine because calories can’t hide in the corners. Also, if you keep your cakes & biscuits in a SQUARE tin on top of a HIGH shelf/cupboard with the corner just poking over the edge of said shelf, all the calories run into the corner and fall off the edge. All true.

    • February 29, 2012 20:43

      Ahh yes, of course! That is very good and all very true. Thank you for reminding me of just how healthy my scones are. Off to scoff another now…

  2. March 1, 2012 19:52

    Clever video/photo thingy!!! These look yum. I rather fancy some now…

  3. March 3, 2012 20:55

    Hi, I’ve only just had a little look through your blog and I’m completely loving it! So many beautiful projects! I’m definately going to come back and have a proper look 🙂

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