Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Recipe : The best scones ever

A warm winter's afternoon shouldn't be wasted. I have a girlfriend dropping in for afternoon tea. So of course I have to bake some scones. This recipe is from my lovely friend Ingrid who found it in a country women's cookbook. No wonder it's delicious and fool-proof.

3 cups self raising flour
1 tablespoon icing sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
... 2 tablespoons butter
Good pinch of salt
Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees celsius.
Melt the butter in half the milk( I do this in a large mug in the microwave) and then add to the rest of the milk. Sift all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and using a fork gently incorporate the milk mixture into the flour. The mix should be quite moist. Turn onto a floured bench. Press together being careful not to overwork the dough and cut into scones.
Place on a greased tray and bake until the tops are golden brown (about 15 mins). Serve with thick cream and your favourite jam.
I love this recipe because the scones develop a lovely crunchy crust but stay light and fluffy inside.

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