Sunday, 4 November 2007

Best Ever Scones

Its worth picking up a copy of this month's 'delicious' magazine, as its got a free book of 'cafe' food recipes with it. You won't, however, find this recipe in there. As much as I'd love to try 'white fig & marsala cheesecake' amongst other gourmet stuff - I'm just a simple girl at heart. And an English one at that - so we make scones. For this recipe, you need:-
2 cups Self-raising flour, 1/2 tspn salt, 1 tspn baking powder/ 55 g butter (cut into small squares), 150ml milk, fresh whipped cream & jam to serve.
Preheat oven to 230 deg celcius. Lightly flour a baking sheet. I use my little food processor that I got off e-bay, so it makes it really quick to make. You simply add flour, salt & baking powder. Pulse to mix. Add butter & mix until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Pour in milk to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface; knead lightly. Flatten with your hand until 2cm thick and cut into rounds. Place on tray and bake 8-10 mins until well risen & golden. Split while warm and serve with jam & cream. If you brush the tops with milk & sprinkle with cinnamon before baking, you get that lovely golden colour.

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