Thursday, March 3, 2011

British Scones with Tea

I made scones recently and they actually turned out to be pretty good, not my Grandma's but there is hope that I may master it yet!, scones and tea are a match made in heaven especially when they are warm with Jam and a cup of tea. So why not treat yourself this weekend to a British afternoon tea, pull up a chair for a natter with me! 

  • 8 oz- 225g self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 oz- 50g butter
  • 1/4 pint -150 ml milk
  • extra milk for brushing

  1. sift flour and salt into a bowl
  2. rub butter into flour until it looks like breadcrumbs
  3. add milk using a knife mix, it will be a soft and not sticky dough
  4. turn into a floured surface and knead to 1cm, 1/2 inch thick
  5. cut into 7-8 6.5 cm, 2 1/2 inch rounds, I used the top of a mug really need a biscuit cutter !
  6. put onto a greased baking tray brush with milk 
  7. bake at 450 for 7-8 minutes until risen and golden
  8. enjoy warm with butter and jam and a cup of tea - Heaven!

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