Today my finacé is feeling a bit under the weather so I made some scones to cheer him up a bit.
They are great for people who prefer savoury snacks since they are more bread-like than anything. (And a nice change for those of us who consume chocolate like it's going out of fashion...)
My recipe is in ounces for this one, I've made an attempt at a conversion to the US system but it doesn't seem to translate to well.
8oz Self-raising flour(1 3/4cup Plain four + 2 tsp baking powder)
1oz Sugar (3 tbsp)
2oz Butter (4 tbsp)
pinch of salt
1/4 pint milk
Delia uses a slightly different recipe but there are some good pictures of the method on her site.
- Preheat oven to 220c/190c fan/425f/gas7 lightly grease and flour a baking tray
- Sieve the flour into a bowl with the salt
- Add the butter (room temp) and rub into crumbs
- Add the sugar and mix together
- Beat the egg together with enough milk to make about 1/4 pint (about 2/3 cup) liquid
- Add about half of the egg/milk to the bowl and mix with a knife - if it is still dry and not starting to stick together add more of the liquid. When it starts to form a dough lightly knead it into a ball
- On a floured surface, roll it out to about 1/2-1 inch thick and cut out circles (or other shapes)
- You can use some of the left over liquid to brush the tops of the scones to make them brown nicely
- Bake for about 10 minutes
- Enjoy with butter and jam, or jam and clotted cream for a real treat.
It's got to be raspberry jam for me! When my Grandad was alive he used to make it; the best kind, with the pips in. I miss my Grandad, and my Granny - I used to cook buns with her when I was little and eat glacé cherries.