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Date Posted... May 7th 2020

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Maria’s Scones

 

 

Don’t forget the cream – on top or beneath the jam! (Depending on whether you are from Cornwall or Devon!)

We would love to hear how your Scones turn out, let us know at: [email protected]

Ingredients

225 g self raising Flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

50 g butter or margarine

150 mls milk

A little extra milk or egg/milk mixture to glaze (optional)

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 °c/Gas Mark 7

2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.

3. Add the butter or margarine in small pieces and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

4. Using a table knife, stir in the milk until a soft dough is formed.

5. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and pat down until it is a 2 cm thickness.

6. Cut into rounds with a cutter – do not twist the cutter – and place on a baking sheet.

7. Brush with milk or the egg/milk glaze (if using)

8. Bake for 20 minutes until golden and risen, and ‘hollow’ when tapped.

 

Variations
  • Can be made using a food processor
  • Add 1 ½ tablespoons caster sugar before stirring in the milk for a sweet scone
  • Use wholemeal self raising flour or a mixture or white and wholemeal
  • Add additional ingredients for extra flavour, texture, colour and nutritional value e.g. dried (75 g) or fresh fruit or spices (1/2 teaspoon) into the sweet scone mixture or cheese, herbs, ham, sweetcorn, olives etc. into the savoury scone mixture
  • For additional colour and texture, after glazing, sprinkle the savoury scone mixture with grated cheese, herbs etc. or the sweet scone mixture with sugar, spice etc.
  • Shape the mixture into a round and mark into triangles for a ‘rustic’ finish.

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