(This pic has nothing to do with scones..just thought you might like to see my sparkly party jacket I wore for Mr D’s 40th :)
Want to make the best scones ever?
Well because I love you (and because most of you don’t live anywhere near) I’m going to divulge my scone recipe. Now this is a true testament to my love for you. Because it’s a bit of a trade secret you know.Ingredients needed:
500g Plain Flour
25g Baking Powder
75g Icing Sugar
125g Chilled unsalted Butter (STRAIGHT FROM FRIDGE) cut into small cubes
2 eggs, beaten
100g Sultanas (IF MAKING FRUIT SCONES)
Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt & icing sugar together.
add the butter, eggs and milk & mix together until the mixture starts to form a dough. (use a mixer if you have one)
At this point, add the sultanas .
Continue to mix until the dough is totally combined.If it too wet/dry add more flour/milk accordingly.
Remove from mixer & knead a little with your hands on a floured surface until the dough ids elastic & smooth.
Roll out the dough to about 1 inch thick & cut out the scones, re knead the leftover dough and repeat until all the dough is used.
Place the scones on a greased baking tray, brush the tops with a little milk & bake at 180 c for approx 20mins. (depending how big they are).
To test that they are done insert a sharp knife into the middle through the side. If the knife comes out clean they are done. If not leave them for a few more minutes.
Tips: Preheat the oven. Cut the butter into cubes cold straight from the fridge.
Don’t over knead the dough.
If you don’t like fruit scones, add grated cheese instead of sultana’s, omitting the icing sugar.
Scones are best served straight from the oven or warmed in the microwave for a few seconds. Add Clotted cream and jam yum!
Scones can be frozen and defrosted as required!
PS. While you are stuffing your face with scones, I keep forgetting to tell you that Camilla gave me a blog award. I should tell you facts about myself, but if you go here you can see what I wrote when I got the award a little while ago from Jihee. Now you should all know by now that Jihee is a friend of mine…all be it virtual… But you should definitely go check out Camilla’s Blog too. A woman's right to shoes is fantastic for anyone who likes London, or indeed just wants to read a blog that is informative and real.