Hey Guys! I hope quarantine life isn’t treating you too harshly and you’ve found a routine to help you cope. Like many of you the internet & “more free time” has gotten me into more baking experiments. Even if i already spend most of my time in the kitchen it’s helped with keeping busy in the new normal routine. Whichever way you pronounce them scones will always be a great option for 4 o’clock tea.
Scones were one of the first things my grandmother taught me how to bake so I plan on teaching the minions in my family the same. A few staple pantry ingredients (flour, baking powder, butter, salt, milk, egg, vanilla essence) is all you need to get these butter scones on the road.
This is also a fun recipe to get kids involved with the rolling and cutting out of the scones.
- 500g Self raising flour
- 125g Butter or margarine
- ¼ Tsp Salt
- ½ Tsp Baking Powder
- 190ml Full Fat Milk
- 75g Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1Tsp vanilla Extract
- Preheat the oven to 175˚C. Line or grease a large baking tray with margarine and set aside.
- In a large bowl sieve the flour, salt and baking powder then mix until evenly combined. Add in the butter then using your hands gently rub the fat and flour together until you achieve a bread crumb like mixture. (You can also use a food processor for this part) Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.
- In a mixing jug combine the egg, sugar milk & vanilla. Mix until sugar dissolves then add to the flour. Leaving about 2tbsp behind for an egg wash later.
- Gently mix until a dough forms, then transfer to a floured work surface and lightly knead to bring the dough together (Careful not to overwork the dough).
- Roll the dough out about 1 inch in thickness. Use a glass or cookie cutter dipped in flour to cut the dough into even sizes. Repeat until the dough is finished
- Bake in a preheated oven at 175˚C for 15-20 mins until light golden brown, rotating the tray half way through the cook time. Serve with your favourite jam or marmalade.
If you do give this recipe a go be sure to leave me a comment & rating to tell me what you think. Don’t forget to tag me on my socials @dinewithjemutai using the #DinewithJemutai so I can see your creations and share it with the online community. Enjoy!