We just couldn’t have a tea party without scones… so in the midst of our Virtual Tea Party we have indeed made scones. The wonderful thing about scones is that if you keep forgetting to buy eggs (!!!) you can still make scones – they don’t need eggs, and they are so much quicker and easier than a cake. Anyway, this is what you are aiming for:
Let’s Meet The Players:
- 225 g Self Raising Flour (If you don’t have s.r.flour then just add a teaspoon of baking powder to your regular flour).
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
- A pinch of salt.
- 50 g of chopped butter.
- 25 g castor sugar.
- 150 ml milk (and a little extra for brushing.
Let’s Play The Game:
- Turn the oven onto 220 degrees Celsius or 450 degrees Fahrenheit. And, while you are doing the boring stuff, quickly grease your baking tray.
- Pop the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.
- Add your butter to the dry ingredients.
- And pinch away until your mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
- Then pop in your castor sugar and the milk.
- And stir it with a knife – yup, that’s the done thing for scones!!!
- Until you have a nice dough…
- Turn it out on a floured surface and roll it out, but not too thin, just a cm or half an inch.
- Then stamp some scones out with a round cookie cutter…
- And pop your scones onto your greased baking tray.
- Brush each scone with a little milk.
- Bake in the oven for about se7en minutes, till they are turning gently brown.
- As soon as they are cool enough add lashings of jam and cream.
- And I mean lashings…
And you have a winner…
If you want to vary your scones and have cheesy ones then replace your castor sugar with grated cheese. And if you are keen to have fruity ones then toss a handful of dried fruit into the dough when you add the sugar and milk.
Have fun , we will be back with a whole lot of tea time treats later!!!