These yummy scones are my emergency go to, for a quick lunch or afternoon tea.
For my recipe you'll need:
8oz self raising flour
3oz soft butter or margerine
20z caster sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
A small amount of milk (enough to make a firm dough)
One large baking tray - greased and floured
First add the butter and flour to a bowl and rub together to form breadcrumbs.
Add the sugar and baking powder and mix together with your breadcrumbs.
Beat your eggs and add to the other ingredients, mix well.
Now add the milk slowly, a little at a time. Mix as you go until you get a dough that is soft, but not to dry (very slightly sticky).
On a floured surface, turn out your dough and lightly knead.
With your hands, pat and shape the dough into a circle, keeping an even 1 inch thickness.
Place the dough onto your greased and floured tray.
Brush the top lightly with milk.
Pop in the oven and bake at approx 200c/220c until golden brown and firm to the touch. Checking after 15 minutes and go from there.
Place on a cooling rake and leave to cool.
When ready, cut slices to suit. I generally cut into quarters and then eighths ... just makes life easy and you'll get nice even slices.
As these are plain scones, you can use any topping you like. I generally cut them in half and have one half savoury and the other sweet.
They're also good with traditional jam and cream ... so yummy.
So pop the kettle on, it's over to you ... Xxx