Sunday, 11 March 2012

Classic Scones.

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, 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)


  1. Erm put some in the post please! Perfect spring treats

    Nom! X

  2. Will do! I shall just write 'NOM!' as an address. They'll get there :)

  3. Great scones, not so sure about the musical references - hee hee!

    1. But, but, but they're all songs about scones! lol Oh, apart from Camille.

      The scones are cool, very plain I know, but a nice basic, simple to make starting point when you get bored of eating Jam and Cream on their own :)

  4. Scones are so amazing, and these look absolutely delicious!

  5. A perfect rise there I see from the sides of the scones - well done you - Mary Berry would be proud :)