Friday, November 12, 2010
I juz made scones yesterday for tea. Scones are small British round cakes which comes from Scotland. Of course, I got to know about them & 1st ate them when I used to live in Scotland years ago.
Scones are so easy to bake, plus they use simple ingredients with no eggs at all. They are usually eaten during tea time or even at breakfast.
Let me share a recipe of it which I have altered a bit.
* 225g / 8 oz self-raising flour
* 2.5ml / ½ tsp salt
* 50g / 2 oz butter
* 50g / 2 oz caster sugar
* 125ml / 4 fl oz milk
* 75g sultanas or raisins
* extra milk for brushing
1) Place flour, salt & butter in the processor bowl & process for 10 seconds, until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
2) Add the sugar & mix together for 5 seconds.
3) With the machine still running, pour enough milk to give a soft dough.
4) Next, pour in the raisins or sultanas.
5) Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board & roll out into 2cm thick.
6) Cut out 12 rounds (or more), using a 5cm (2") cutter (or a any round cutter of your choice). Brush tops with milk.
7) Place on a greased baking tray & bake in the centre of the oven at 220°C / 425°F for 12 minutes, or until golden brown & well-risen.
8) Cool on a wire rack.
Scones are usually eaten with jam n cream. But my family eat scones with jam n vanilla ice cream. ^_^ You should seriously try this recipe.