Scones have been on my list of procasti-bakes from a really long time and that also got me in the search for the perfect scones and like cakes and most bakes, everyone has a different definition of that perfect scone. But what comes to mind when thinking of scones, high tea and the ongoing series of my ever favorite The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry’s Tea Time Scones spell homemade perfection. So simple to make and non fail for sure , these scones can be made in a jiffy even an hour before an impromptu high tea gathering.
– 1 rounded tsp baking powder
– 40g softened butter
– 25g caster sugar
– 1 large free-range egg
– about 100ml milk
1. Preheat the oven to 220 ℃.
2. Put the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
3. Beat the egg in a measuring jug. Make up to 100ml with the milk, then set aside a tablespoon for glazing the scones later.
4. Gradually add the egg and milk to the dry ingredients, stirring it in until you have a soft slightly sticky dough
5. Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and pat out until it is about 2cm thick. Use a cookie cutter to stamp out the scones. Make sure you don’t twist the cutter or the scones will not rise evenly.
6. Gently gather the trimmings together and pat out again to cut more scones
7. Arrange the scones on the greased baking trays and brush the tops with the remaining milk.
8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until well risen and golden-brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
9. To serve, cut each scone in half and top with your favorite jam and clotted or whipped cream.
Until my next post here’s wishing you a great week ahead and happy baking!
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