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My man made scones! Here’s the recipe :)

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!

The ingredients:

  • 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

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    15 Responses to My man made scones! Here’s the recipe :)

    1. KY November 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      i can imagine this with some good coffee, in cameron.. ahhh.

    2. ShaolinTiger November 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

      Yah, with a steaming hot cup of tea om nom nom.

      Most important thing in scones, is don’t overwork the dough! Turn it 2-3 times is enough then cut it out, if you work it too much it’ll be rock hard.

    3. Farainie November 21, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      Thank you sooo much for this recipe! It’s really yummy and a definite hit with my man!

      • Kimberlycun November 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

        YAY! glad you guys like em!

        • Farainie November 22, 2011 at 9:18 am #

          if I want to add raisin, how much should I put in? would it alter the texture?

    4. SL November 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

      The scones look great! I have never been able to successfully make good scones so am gonna try this out.

      Just to clarify, is the reason you heat the milk up and add lemon to make buttermilk? Can I substitute this step with actual buttermilk?

      • SL November 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

        Also what is the reason for you to heat up the baking tray? Thanks!

        • Kimberlycun November 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

          just to help the bottoms to could cook evenly without drying out the entire scones :) cheers

      • Kimberlycun November 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

        it’s just to mimic the pleasant tang of buttermilk minus the richness. using actual buttermilk a bit risky, as it may make the scones a bit too dense.

      • ShaolinTiger November 30, 2011 at 1:16 am #

        Yah it gives the taste of buttermilk, and you heat the tray so the bottom of the scones are crispy too :)

    5. quaintly November 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

      what gorgeous looking scones! well done ST :D

    6. kaminski November 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

      can’t beat a good scone with a cup of strong tea….ever tried them with a pinch of nutmeg instead of the lemon juice? also sedap!


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