Thursday, August 21, 2014

Funtastic Fridays - Scrumptious Scones

Thank God it's Funday!
I am happy to announce that Funtastic Fridays are back!
And this week. it's....(drumrolls)...
Now, doesn't that just look scrumptious?
Scones! (ba-dam-tss!)

Here's how these babies were born!

This recipe was adapted from

Ingredients (Listed from left to right, top to bottom)

  •  1 cup milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 170 g unsalted butter, cubed (and kept as cold as possible, freeze it)
  • 5 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (I used Himalayan rock salt, but you can use regular salt)
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly

Before you jump right in, here's some thing's you must should do(trust me on this one, I learnt the hard way):

1) Put what ever bowl you're using to mix in the fridge/ freezer and let it become nice and cold
  • This will help the scones rise better by keeping your mixture (especially in warm climates)
2) Freeze your butter after you've cubed them
  • Because you need to keep thing cold, so your scones rise higher
3) Preheat your oven at 200C degrees
  • Grease your baking tray or line it with baking paper
4) Clear a large enough surface for kneading the flour
  • Finally, some action!
5) Make sure your hands are clean and your fingernails trimmed
  • Obviously, for hygiene reasons. Especially trimming nails...
Let's get on with the show!

1) Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into the cold mixing bowl and mix till combined

2) Throw in the cubed butter and, using your hands (you can use a pastry cutter but I like using my hands) break up the butter and mix with the flour until a bread crumb texture is achieved.

Your mix should look like this (this step is totally not long nailed friendly, hence, trim them)

3) Pour milk into the beaten egg and mix till combined

4) Make a well in the mix and pour milk and egg mixture into the well. Mix until you get a gooey mess.

  • At this point you might think the gooey mess is a mistake, but DON'T PANIC! It's all part of the plan.

5) Flour your surface generously, much more generously than I did please!

Gooey mess FTW!

6) Scoop out the gooey mess onto the floured surface and knead away!

7) Feel free to add more flour as you knead and shape it into 1 and a 1/2 inch (approximate) and you're ready to cut

8) You can use a scone cutter but if you don't a straight glass will do the trick! Flour the cup thoroughly and press down into the flour to create round cuts!
  • Optional: egg wash, use a basting brush to brush on beaten egg onto the top of the  unbaked scones

9) Pop them into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Why, hello there! Nice day for a spot of tea!

10) Serve with butter and jam (and clotted cream if it's available!) And now you're done!

Once more this recipe is adapted from
I used this recipe and made changes as I saw fit.


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