A little ray of sunshine on an otherwise dull day

Traditional British Scones

So here in England we have been having the usual April showers that we get every year but recently its been more like a downpour over several days, significantly dampening my mood (no pun intended.) So here I am to lighten up your day and to bring a well deserved tea time treat! I LOVE Scones, and when I say LOVE I am not exaggerating. I am cream obsessed, especially if it is combined with a bit of jam and something cakey. And what is the one thing that might actually be more irresistible than cream? Clotted cream. Thats right everyone, clotted cream is a gift from the gods. So if you have any lying around, definitely crack it out and smother it over your Scone and don’t be afraid to go overboard, you can never have enough cream. Enough rambling about cream, there is a more important matter to discuss. I am ashamed to say that I don’t actually know what a Scone is… I’ve made them many times, but until I came to make this batch, I had never thought about what category they came under. Are they a biscuit? Cake? Bread? I even googled it but their answer was, ‘a biscuit-like cake’. Not so helpful. So if anyone out there knows, please tell me! So these Scones are just plain old traditional ones (but still amazing), but if you want a variation you could try some raisins or chocolate chips! Give these a try and for those of you who have been blessed with a sunny week, soak it up for the rest of us!

Ingredients – Makes 6

  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tsp. Baking powder
  • 30g Caster Sugar
  • 55g Butter
  • 150 ml Milk

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C and line a baking tray with a baking sheet. Combine the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter into the dry ingredients and rub the butter and mix together in-between your fingers to create breadcrumbs. (If using Raisins or other extras, add them in now.) Add the milk gradually, until you have a firm dough. Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and roll out to about 1 cm thick. Cut out the Scones using a circle cutter, placing them on the baking tray. Brush the tops of the Scones with milk and place in the oven for 12-18 minutes. Serves with jam and cream or golden syrup and cream.

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2 Responses to A little ray of sunshine on an otherwise dull day

  1. These look so good! I am opening a bed and breakfast in Virginia so I am always looking for some good recipes! Thanks!

  2. sweetcraving says:

    Oh that sounds lovely! You should do an afternoon tea! haha. Thanks for stopping by.

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