We had a sudden craving for cream tea last night. Okay, actually only the BF did, but he successfully performed “sconeception”.
I was a little hesitant at first due to the sheer numbers of calories involved but when the man offered to make the scones from scratch, I was sold.
# – Scones with jam and cream.
Making scones may involve simple & basic ingredients, but if not careful might end up with hard lumps reminiscent of paper weights. Which is why I’m so impressed by the man for it’s his first time making scones and they were absolutely DELICIOUS!
350g flour, plus more for dusting 2 teaspoons of baking powder 85g of salted butter , cut into cubes 3 tablespoons of caster sugar 175ml of milk 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1 egg, beaten (for glazing)
# – Before you start making the scones, first pop the milk into a microwave or warm it in a saucepan. The idea is to get it just warmed through, not boiling.
# – Then, add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the milk.
# – Followed by a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Set the milk aside while you work on making the scones.
# – ALSO, remember to pop your empty baking tray into the oven at 220 degrees celcius to heat up.
# – Now lets begin to make the scones. Pour the flour into a mixing bowl.
# – Then, add the baking powder.
# – Followed by the cubed butter.
# – Using your fingers, rubs the butter and flour together until resemble bread crumbs.
# – Now add the sugar and stir to combine.
# – Pour the milk prepared earlier quickly into the mixture.
# – With a knife or pastry cutter, quickly work the mixture until it forms a loose dough.
# – Tip the dough into a floured surface.
# – With your hands, gently knead the mixture, becareful not to overwork it. Then pat it down to flatten it, forming a sheet about 4 cm thick (or thicker if you like tall scones).
# – With a round cutter (5-6cm), cut the dough and place onto the baking tray which has been heated. If you don’t have a round cutter, you can always improvise with a cup or something :)
# – Brush the surface with beaten egg.
# – Stick it in the oven at 220 degrees celcius for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
# – Delicious scones, DONE!
# – Cut scones into half and serve with good quality jam and cream (just beat whipping cream until stiff). Better to serve with clotted cream but it’s so expensive here! :(
# – This is really what happened after the nicer pictures are taken. SCONE GORGEFEST!!!!!
Easy to make and taste truly delicious. Crispy on the outside, light and soft in the middle. Just remember not to overwork the dough and you’ll be fine :D