Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Simple Star Scones


I decided to have a domestic day yesterday; a bit of baking, tidying and running errands. I decided to make some scones as my friends and I are obsessed with cream teas! I didn’t have any raisins so I made do with plain ones, hoping that a bit of jam would liven them up.

Ingredients:

225g Plain Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Salt
30g Caster Sugar
55g Butter
55g Raisin (optional)
150ml Milk

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 200c or 180c if fan assisted. Grease a baking tray.

2. Weigh your ingredients and mix the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl.

3. Add your butter, mixing with your fingers so the ingredients become like bread crumbs.

4. Add the raisins if necessary.

5. Slowly pour the milk in, a little at a time. Need into a firm dough.

6. Roll out and cut into the desired shape. Most people choose the traditional circular scones but I thought I’d rebel and try stars!

7. Place on the baking tray. Brush the tops with milk (I forgot to do this but I think it gives a glossy, glazed effect and makes the scone tops a golden brown).

8. Bake for around 10 minutes.
They came out really fluffy and delicious! I was pretty pleased for my first attempt! Unfortunately, as my cookie cutter was quite large I only made 6 so next time I'll use a smaller star and probably try adding raisins. I would recommend storing them in a sealed container over night as they had gone slightly hard on the outside this morning, but they were still bouncy in the middle! Yum!

1 comment:

rachelizabeth said...

I got really excited when I saw these! They look amazing! :) x