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Scones Recipe     Veg   British   CD  CBF    25mins

An easy to make traditional plain scone recipe

 

Makes 8    Cold  Vegetarian  Baked Fayre   Pastries  Teatime  Baked Fayre   Eggless Britain  Europe

 

Ingredients:

225g/8oz Self Raising Flour

50g/2oz Margarine, cut into small pieces

50g/2oz Sugar

120ml/4fl.oz. Milk

Jam and butter or whipped Cream to serve

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7 and grease a baking sheet.

 

2. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, add the margarine and rub in with with your fingertips until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

 

3. Stir in the sugar  then add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring well with a knife until the mixture begins to stick together. Using one hand, collect the mixture together and knead lightly to form a smooth, fairly soft dough.

 

4. Turn it on to a lightly floured board, form into a  round shape and roll out to 3cm/1-1/4 inches thick then cut  out 5cm/2inch rounds using a straight-sided or fluted pastry cutter. Place on the greased baking tray and brush the tops with a little milk.

 

5. Bake towards the top of the oven for about 10 minutes, until golden and well risen. Cool on a wire rack.

 

6. To serve - cut the scones in half horizontally and fill with Jam and butter or cream.

 

These are often served as part of  a traditional English Cream Tea.

 

 

 

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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe

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Wire Rack

 

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