Friday, 28 April 2006

From the land of the rising scone

Rich Tea Scones
225 g / 8 oz self-raising flour
half a level teaspoon salt
one level teaspoon of baking powder
25 - 50 g / 1-2 oz butter
1 - 2 level tablespoons castor sugar
1 beaten egg
50 g dried fruit (sultanas, optional)

Preheat the oven to 230 C

Sift the flour, salt, baking powder together with the sugar
Rub in the butter until it resembles fine bread crumbs
Make a hollow in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the egg and sufficient milk to 150 ml in volume.
Using a knife, mix into a fairly soft dough, working quickly
Turn it onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to a thickness of about 2 cm and cut into 5 cm rounds
Put on a baking sheet [tray]; if desired brush with beaten egg or milk (supplementary to above ingredients)
Bake towards the top of the oven for 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown and well risen.
Cool on wire rack and serve the scones split and buttered


pharmolo said...

Hahahhaha  land of the rising scone...hahah Good one!!  Land of the increasing waist line is more like it!!!  Eve
Comment from mllevl - 28/04/06 19:53

barbpinion said...

I will have to try this recipe. I love Scones.

jacksj989 said...

Thank you for this information, I intend, if you do not mind, to use it at home.