• Michelle

Scones

Not gluten, grain or dairy free, just a really simple and foolproof scone recipe that gives a really lovely result.

Aren't they gorgeous? I have made an awful lot of scones in my long career and tried a lot of recipes, this is the one I make for my own family. You ready? Okay, go turn on the oven, preheating the oven is the longest bit of this.


Ingredients

340g self raising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

65g cold butter

Pinch salt

About 220g milk


Preheat oven to 215 degrees C fan forced, if not fan forced, then 220 degrees.


In a large bowl combine your self raising flour, salt and baking powder, give that a good stir, now using a cheese grater, yes, a cheese grater, grate your butter into the dry ingredients, now give that a short rub in, don't bother to take it right through to crumble point but do give it a nice rub so that the flour is coated in some nice butter grease. Make a well in this and then add the milk, now very gently with your hand fold it around until you have a soft and sticky dough, if it is a bit dry add a bit more milk, this point here is where you decide if you want a nice tender scone or a brick to put under a wobbly chair leg, scones are like muffins, they don't like to be handled too much,so not too much mixing, if it looks a bit rough, that is okay at this stage.

Dust a good dust of flour onto your bench and scrape out your dough onto the middle of it, now gently, gently, form it into a round, no kneading! We are not kneading here, we are gently combining, right, now flatten it out until it is a round disk about one inch tall, cut with floured round cutters, keeping as close together as you can to ensure you get the most bang for your buck from that first roll. Pop those cut scones onto a lined baking tray, now gently, gently pinch the remaining dough into a ball, form into rounds, you can do this by flattening and cutting again, I prefer not to handle it that much, if I have enough for two more scones I cut that dough into two, gently work it into two balls, flatten them to about the same height as the others and that is done, add them to the tray.

Into the preheated oven - you did preheat that oven fully didn't you? Very important. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until puffed and golden. Enjoy.

Depending on your cutter this will make a varying amount, for me I got 8.

Serve with whatever you like, this is what I served them with. MMMMM!


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