Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 09:48

A recipe to make scones

by DaisyB

It may not be the weather for it but you can never beat sitting down with a homemade scone and a nice cup of tea (milk and no sugar, of course). An intense debate occurs in England regarding the correct pronunciation: does scone rhyme with gone, or does it rhyme with tone? Both are correct to use, but the latter is associated with the South of England. Personally, I use them both depending on my mood! Whilst each family has their own traditional recipe, I’ve always used that from a recipe book which is older than I am! Since I can’t make them due to my lack of oven, why don’t you give it a go?

You will need
A greased baking tray
A large bowl
A rolling pin
A wooden spoon
Something to cut even circles with

225g self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
50g margarine or butter
25g sugar
50g currants (optional - but tasty!)
1 egg, beaten with enough milk to make 150ml of liquid

1. Heat oven to 220°C, Gas Mark 7.
2. Mix flour, and salt, rub in margarine and stir in sugar and fruit.
3. Add egg mixture and milk, reserving a little for brushing the tops.
4. Knead lightly on a floured surface and roll out to 1cm in thickness.
5. Cut into rounds. Re-roll the trimmings and cut again until you can't anymore.
6. Brush the tops with the egg mixture and bake for around 10 minutes.

Enjoy them with a pot of tea, jam, and clotted cream. If you have any questions let me know!

Do you enjoy baking? Have you ever tried scones before?
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