It’s Sunday afternoon and very cold (I am writing this from London and can feel the snow coming). We just went to take our blonde Labrador for a walk and came home for tea and ??????
So I thought I would give you my Sunday afternoon favourite which is traditional English Scones.
Ingredients you will Need
- 8oz Self Raising Flour
- Baking Powder
- 2oz Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1/5 pt Milk
- 1.5 tbsp Caster Sugar
- pinch Salt
How to make
- Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl, add in the cold butter, and rub in to make breadcrumb texture. Then stir in sugar and salt.
- Beat the egg in jug and then add milk to make up 1/4pt liquid. Add this to the dry mixture – slowly to make a dough
- Put the dough on a work surface well covered in flour and press the dough until it is about 3/4 thick. Cut out rounds (I used a glass upside down) and put on baking tray, glaze with milk or beaten egg and put into top of oven for between 12-15 minutes until risen and golden.
How to Serve
We always debate the right way to serve / eat scones. I serve them hot – all the way through. Then cut the scone in half and apply a little bit of butter so it melts. Add the strawberry jam and then add lashings of cream. Eat with a nice cup of tea – mine is always served weak and black!