|One of the dome heads :)|
Well, what is there to say really? Just look at them! YUM!!!!
Ok, there's a bit to say. I made these quite a while back and never got round to blogging them (As opposed to eating them straight away!) I did test 2 different recipes, and I'm now not sure which one I preferred lol. They did produce very similar scones though, similar in taste, texture, and rising, and I think the only thing that swayed me one way than the other was that one recipe produced less domed tops, and I preferred them flatter :) and I'm fairly sure it was the following recipe by Jane Hornby.
- 350g Self Raising Flour
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 85g Unsalted butter
- 3 TBSP Caster sugar
- 175ml Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Lemon juice
- 1 Free range egg
- Clotted cream and Jam.
- Preheat the oven to 220c/Gas7
- Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl
- Cube the butter and add it.
- Rub the mixture together until it is all crumb-like.
- Heat the milk for 30 secs in the microwave or a pan until slightly warm.
- Add to it the vanilla and a squeeze of lemon juice (I added 2 tsp)
- Put enough baking trays in the oven to heat up
- Add the milk to the dry mixture and mix together with a plain dinner knife until all mixed together well
- Flour a surface and tip out the dough.
- Knead a touch so that the dough is consistent, together, and not split.
- Gently roll or pat out until 3-4cm deep
- Using a 5cm round cutter, press it into the dough, don't twist it, and repeat these steps until all the dough is used up.
- Beat the egg and brush the tops, being careful not to let it run down the sides or it will hinder their rising.
- Place the scones on the hot baking tray, leaving room for them to rise at an angle if necessary
- Bake for about 10 mins until golden on top.
- Place on a cooling rack.
- Now the tricky bit, cut in half, then on each half add a bucket of cream, then a bucket of jam.
- Eat whilst moaning in ecstasy.
|Dome-heads top left!|
|These are the flat tops from this recipe :)|
Guilty pleasure here! Bryan Adams ft Mel C - When you're a Scone
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine When She's a Scone
The Creeps - She's Scone
Leading onto the wonderful Camille Jones - Creeps
..and finally, maybe, The Pixies - Monkey Scone to Heaven
...um, finally finally.... I remembered this yesterday, Kim Wilde - Never Trust a Stranger with Your Scone. Not quite as good as 'Keep me Hanging on', but almost.
(Beware there's a horrible loud noise at the start of this vid! No, I don't mean Kim singing :p)