Thursday, 21 January 2010
I love to bake and have spent a long time looking for the perfect scone.......I have found this recipe. It works out everytime and they taste delicious.
12oz Self Raising flour
Rub butter into flour until you have fine crumbs.
3oz caster sugar
Add sugar and sultanas into flour mix.
Now this might seem a bit weird but please trust me on this it is the reason these scones work, not sure how but it is something to do with the lemon juice and the milk reacting together. Was never very good at science...........
1 tsp lemon juice
I add this straight into the flour and mix well
100ml milk (heat in microwave for 30 seconds
Make a well in the middle of flour.
Add milk to flour mixture and mix with a metal knife until well combined.
Press mixture out with your hands till it is about 2cm (approx I use my cutter as a guide the same height). Mixture should not be too dry or too wet. You will get 5 big scones or 8 medium scones out of this mixture.
Cook for 10-12 mins at 200 degrees
enjoy straight from the oven slathered (don`t know if this is a word) with loads of butter. Or let them cool and serve with cream and jam.
TIPS FOR PERFECT SCONES
1 Be gentle with the mixture (Do not over work the mixture this makes scones heavy)
2. When cutting mixture press cutter into dough and pull dough away from cutter. This will make them rise level.
3. Too much liquid will make them spread , too little liquid will make them very dry and crumbly. A wee bit of practice will let you find the perfect amount.