Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Scones anyone?

I love scones, drop, gem, griddle, you name it I'll eat them. My all time favourite of course is Devonshire tea.

I'm determined to learn the fine art of scone making. Oh how I'd love to be able to whip up a batch that looked like the CWA had just graced my kitchen. I've tried a recipe from my high school cookbook, also tried Lady Flo's pumpkin scones (a bit sweet for my liking, Tony loved them). This is the latest attempt, not sure where the recipe came from.

2 1/2 cups SR flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
45g butter
1 cup water
1 tablespoon of castor sugar
1/2 cup sultanas or chopped dates
Milk for glazing

Preheat oven to 220C, grease and flour a a biscuit tray.
Sift flour and milk powder together in a large bowl. Rub in butter till it resembles fine bread crumbs, add sugar and fruit, pour in water, mix to a soft dough. Turn dough onto a floured surface, dust with flour and gently pat out to 2cm thickness. Cut with a floured cutter or knife. Place close together, just touching on the prepared tray. Brush with milk, bake in a hot oven approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and wrap in a tea towel until ready to serve.

They turned out better that my last batch, lighter and a bit taller. The only problem is that Tony loves them so much, he ate five in one day!

Next time I'll try the CWA recipe, then the lemonade scone recipe, as well as placing them closer together on the tray, it helps with rising.

Hope you have a lovely day
Cheers Lisa


Hazel said...

If you roll them out a bit thicker they cook thicker. Always works for me.

Rose said...

I seem to produce heavy scones but your recipes have always worked for me so I'll give these a go. Thanks!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the tip Hazel, I had thought about trying a thicker dough.

Haha Rose, I'm so pleased I've not posted any dud recipes....yet. Most important tip for the scones, don't over mix or over work the dough.

Anonymous said...

They look good!!

TammyJ said...

These look great Lisa ... I may add them to my list of to try recipes.

Lisa said...

Thanks Mel....It was your post on scones that inspired me to try making scones again. So credit where credit is due :)

Tammy they are easy to make and really tasty, I'm sure your kiddies would love them.