Adventures In Baking: Scones

Okay, so this was less adventurous and more experimental. I had milk that needed using up, I wanted something that was okay for Little Juniper, and whatever I made, I wanted it to be quick and simple.My cookery books were surprisingly lacking in simple scone recipes, so I took to the internet. When Martha Stewart included eggs, I started to despair. When even Mary Berry (one of the judges on “The Great British Bake Off”) included eggs in her scone recipe, I called my mother. She came to the rescue with a simple recipe, but even that wasn’t quite what I was looking for, so, after a little tweaking, this is what resulted:

Ingredients

  • 16 oz self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 oz softened butter
  • 200 ml (about 6 ¾ oz) whole milk

Method

This really is simple:

  • Pre-heat oven to 230°C (450°F)
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt together
  • Rub butter into the flour mix
  • Add milk and bring together into a dough
  • Roll out to around 1 cm thick and cut out scones with an approximately 3″ diameter cutter
  • Place scones on greased trays and cook for around 10 minutes

Okay, so a few notes. The first one is that the oven was super-hot because I had bread in there, too. Scones seem to do well on high temperatures, however. Another point: it can be really nice to brush milk over the scones before putting them in the oven. I, however, completely forgot to do this. The time in the oven is only approximate and it really is worth keeping an eye on the scones and pulling them out once they’re a lovely golden brown. As for how many scones can be made from the mix, well, I got 14 from the mix, however I was also using a flower shape cutter so it wasn’t an exact 3″ diameter. After these scones had cooled down, they really were scrumptious. They’re basic scones, which makes them kind of perfect for us at the moment, now that Little Juniper is sharing our food, too. All in all, these scones were quick and scrumptious!

Scones
Yummy scrumptious scones!

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Juniper

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4 thoughts on “Adventures In Baking: Scones”

  1. My favorite recipe for scones is also the simplest I’ve ever seen, you don’t even need real measuring cups, a “part” can be any sized cup or container you have handy.

    3 parts self raising flour, 1 part cream, 1 lemonade (the fizzy/soda/sweet kind)
    Preheat oven to 200°C, mix ingredients, cut out scones, place on tray and bake for 15 or so minutes, until lightly golden.

    I always keep self raising flour and cans of lemonade in my cupboard so when I have a scone craving I can just by cream.

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