Andrea's Scones
Monday, April 20, 2015
Emieke Geldof

These were soooo delicious at the January meeting that everyone was asking for the recipe. So here it is:

Ingredients:

  •  2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, or 2 if you are making sweet scones 
  • 2oz / 60grams very cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • milk to make 3/4 cup or 180ml when mixed with the egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C
  2. Sieve flour, salt and baking powder together. Stir in sugar.
  3. Cut butter into flour mixture until butter is the size of small peas.
  4. If you are making fruit scones add raisins, cherries etc. or add cheese for cheese scones.
  5. Make a well in the centre of the flour and butter mixture.
  6. Mix the egg and milk together and pour in the well of the dry ingredients.
  7. With a broad knife quickly combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Do not over mix. There may be a little dry mixture at the bottom of the bowl. The mixture should be damp not wet.
  8. Place the dough on a floured board. Pat out GENTLY. DO NOT roll out.
  9. Cut out squares or circles with a sharp cookie cutter or a sharp knife into desired shapes.
  10. Place on a lightly buttered cookie sheet or baking stone.
  11. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until browned on the top and cooked through. 

 Thanks Andrea!

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