Sultana Scones

A chance to celebrate the end of the week and indulge in a bit of naughtiness. This is a simple scone recipe that is very easy to make.

 

You will need:

  • 225g SR Flour
  • 80g Butter (Cold & cubed)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbl Spoons sugar
  • 80g Sultanas
  • Milk to bind (100ml approx.)

Set oven to high (220 deg c) – Sift flour into large bowl and add salt butter. Crumble butter into flour with fingers until it resembles bread crumbs.. Add sugar and sultanas and mix with a metal spoon. Create a well in the middle of the dry mix and add milk and mix in with spoon. (It will be a bit sticky but not sticking to the bowl greatly).

 

On a lightly floured surface gently knead and shape the dough (this will make it less sticky and easier to roll). Roll out to a thickness of about 2.5 cm and cut into rounds or whatever you fancy and put onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

 

Brush with milk or beaten egg wash and bake on top shelf of oven for 7-10 mins or until golden brown. I used milk as I am not a great fan of the uber gloss. (Each to their own).

 

Serve with jam and cream (clotted if you dare!) Nom nom…

 

Off to make some pizzas for the kids now.

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Blueberry Scones

I was asked to make these as we had some leftover berries from our weekend’s entertaining. I say entertaining it was more a case of catching up with old friends for a bit of hearty nosh and a few glasses of giggle juice ( ‘few’ glasses = understatement). The berries had been intended for a Pavlova, however when I came to dress it at 10pm I wasn’t ‘feeling’ their love. I am sure they would have worked well with the raspberries and strawberries but then I would not have had these beauties.

I used a simple scone recipe (Prue Leith) and added an egg and more sugar. It was very wet, more than I had intended, but a well dusted surface allowed the dough to be gently manipulated into a rectangle. Rather than over work it by cutting with a circular cutter and then reshaping the scraps I went for a one cut approach and fashioned the triangles that you see before you. They required a bit longer than I had anticipated in the oven (15 mins @ 200 C).

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Oven fresh

The kids were out when they came out of the oven, great planning, so the wife and I were able to enjoy them warm with a pot of Earl Grey and a smudge of berry jam. Nom Nom.

MAKES 12 (Generous triangles)

450g SR Flour, 120g butter, 120g caster sugar, 300ml milk, 1 egg and100 – 200g fresh blueberries.

Heat oven to  200 C. Crumb butter and flour (like pastry), stir in sugar then milk and egg followed by berries. Do not over mix. Tip out onto floured surface and shape into slab about 3cm thick then cut into whatever shape you wish. Brush with egg or milk and dust with sugar. Bake for 8-14 mins high in the oven (on a greased baking tray).

Tasty treats